Recycling Lives launches unique recruitment business

Recycling Lives has launched a specialist recruitment business.

Recycling Lives People will manage specialist recruitment for national businesses across a range of sectors.

The new venture fits Recycling Lives ethos of using commercial operations to create social good not only through employment opportunities but also directly supporting and sustaining the social business’ own charity programmes.

The recruitment arm will now work with national clients to place high calibre candidates to enhance businesses, both for specialist roles or participants of the social programmes looking to turn their lives around.

William Fletcher, managing director of the Recycling Lives Group, said: “Our decision to establish Recycling Lives People within the Recycling Lives Group is borne of our ethos of creating opportunities and our commitment to delivering the best solutions to our clients. Our HMP Academies and residential charity programmes have already provided excellent candidates so our clients asked us to provide further technical recruitment solutions across their businesses.”

Recycling Lives People will offer permanent, contract and temp recruitment solutions, managed services and recruitment process outsourcing. Its team are specialists at finding candidates for the IT, Cyber Security, Engineering, Construction and Facilities Management, Office and Hospitality, Professional Services, and Manufacturing and Industrial sectors.

Recycling Lives People will also offer services to place ex-offenders in a variety of roles across national businesses, supporting clients to create real social impact through employment opportunities.

Robert Hall, commercial director of Recycling Lives People, said: “We’re excited to have joined Recycling Lives’ team to use our recruitment expertise to find the best candidates for clients. As part of the Recycling Lives Group, we can offer our clients unrivalled CSR as their spend contributes to the creation of social impact through Recycling Lives’ charitable programmes.”

Recycling Lives’ social programmes comprise: a residential charity offering housing, support and training opportunities for marginalised men to regain their independence; HMP Academies, prison-based workshops providing opportunities for men and women to improve their skills and life chances ahead of release; and a Food Redistribution Centre, redirecting surplus food from supermarkets to charitable organisations and communities, to tackle food waste and food poverty. Its programmes create significant social value each year, creating £4.1m social value in 2015/16 alone through reducing reoffending rates and redistributing goods to charitable organisations.