December News Round-up

Posted on December 13, 2017

Another exciting few months in Curve World!  An appearance on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss maternity discrimination, the annual company-wide Launch event, being named as winners of ‘The Most Innovative Recruitment Company of the Year’ and discussing the topic of Brexit and the impact on business and workforce planning at HSBC’s Corporate Banking Event.

Lyndsey Simpson, CEO of The Curve Group, has appeared on Nicky Campbell’s BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast Show to discuss maternity discrimination.
Lyndsey Simpson appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast show this morning (7th December) to discuss a new report issued by the Young Women’s Trust Charity on the hotly debated topic of maternity discrimination.

The survey of 800 HR decision-makers, found that 1 in 7 would admit to being hesitant about hiring women in their 20s and 30s who might have children in the future – despite it being illegal to make hiring decisions on this basis.  In addition, the report found that over a quarter of organisations would take account of whether a woman is pregnant or has young children during decisions about career progression or promotion, which is also in breach of the law.

Lyndsey commented, ‘This is both outdated and illegal and with the legislation that changed a couple of years ago in favour of shared parental leave it is also irrational. Although this (parental leave) may be challenging for small businesses, the benefit you get back of a loyal and committed employee returning back to your business means that it actually becomes an irrelevant factor to these businesses’.

The Curve Group has celebrated their successes and embarked on the new Financial Year in style at the annual, company-wide Launch Event titled ‘One Giant Leap for CurveKind’

The event saw the business assemble at The Great Barn, A Day in The County, Aynho to attend the space themed event titled ‘One Giant Leap for CurveKind’.

Senior leaders from across the business presented the highlights and key messages from their respective parts of the business and were joined by a special guest speaker, Stuart McKinlay from Provident Financial Limited, a client of The Curve Group.  McKinlay gave an overview of the workforce transformation project that The Curve Group delivered on behalf of Provident earlier this year, ‘through the eyes of the client’.  The project resulted in the 4,800 part-time, self-employed workers transition to 3,000 full-time, employed workforce within a 3 month timeframe, making it the largest and most complex workforce transformation project of its kind in the UK to date.

Co-Owner of The Curve Group Della Wolfe commented “The Annual Launch Event is one of the most significant dates in the Curve Calendar and plays an extremely important part in maintaining high levels of employee engagement across the business.  Our aim is to make sure that every employee, regardless seniority or functional role, leaves the Launch with a renewed energy and enthusiasm and understands the part they have to play in helping us to achieve our goals over the coming year.  This year’s space themed event was a fun way of expressing where we are as a business; poised and ready to take ‘One Giant Leap for CurveKind’ together”.

The Curve Group wins ‘Most Innovative Recruitment Company of the Year’ Award at the Recruitment International UK Awards 2017.

On Thursday 2nd November 2017, The Curve Group were announced as the winners of the ‘Most Innovative Recruitment Company of the Year’ Award at the Recruitment International 2017 Awards at the Guildhall in London.  The annual awards ceremony is a high profile occasion and was attended by almost 400 guests from across the recruitment industry.

In the UK, the recruitment industry has over 10,000 companies operating in the sector.  The ‘Most Innovative Recruitment Company of the Year’ Award looks to identify the one company that really has re-written the rule book and come up with a revolutionary new way of doing things.  This could be a technology shift, a brand new concept in delivery or a completely new way of operating.

Lyndsey Simpson, CEO of The Curve Group comments, “At The Curve Group, we really are passionate about ‘doing things differently’ to create extraordinary people solutions for our clients. The conscious decision that we made as a business to re-write the rule book to create a recruitment offering with innovation at the very heart is one that we are immensely proud of and we are absolutely delighted to have been recognised for.”

Lyndsey Simpson, CEO of the Curve Group has given a presentation to over 100 CEOs from HSBC’s Corporate Banking customers on the topic of ‘Brexit and the Impact on Business and Workforce Planning’.

The co-speakers at this event are HSBC’s economist David Bloom and Professor Sir Chris Evans. The event was over-subscribed two-fold so they will be running two more events to host the customers not able to squeeze into the venue.

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