Recruiters: This is How to Nail Your CSR Strategy

At Hunted, we’ve recently highlighted companies that have great commission, roles outside the city and companies that will relocate you. This week we wanted to focus on the companies on Hunted that give back. Big or small, these agencies pave the way when it comes to CSR.

That’s Corporate Social Responsibility… FYI.

Kenexa High Performance Institute in London found that organisations that genuinely commit to CSR outperformed those that don’t.

And that CSR-orientated companies have a higher level of employee engagement and provide a markedly better standard of customer service.

Here are some of our fantastic partners that give back in to the community.

Allen and York


ALLEN & YORK is leading the way with their commitment to supporting their community.

The ALLEN & YORK Foundation is based on the 1 – 1 – 1 integrated philanthropic model. Which means consultants commit 1% of time, 1% of profits and 1% of service to the local community.

Recently, the consultants at A&Y played to their strengths by getting involved in a telethon day for Renewable World.

Other events include Splash in the Park for Julia’s House, Quiz night for Diverse Abilities, and Cake Sale for SHINE. Consultants are also offered paid leave to get involved in ‘Green Days’. Ditching the head sets for shovels and spades in community projects.

As Built and Natural Environment recruitment specialists, sustainability is at the heart of what ALLEN & YORK do. They’re determined to give as much back as possible to local communities and larger charity organisations.



Harnham show that even small donations can go a long way.

From consultants giving £1 per week every Friday for dress down raising £2500 alone each year, to the matched payroll giving of up to £20 per month per employee.

Management also supported over 90% of the team to take paid charity days last year, helping in various events in the local community. Whether that’s cooking for the homeless, collecting for the poppy appeal or supporting the local Wimbledon food bank throughout December.

That initiative alone helped to deliver 800 tonnes of food to people in crisis in the local area. They donated over £600 worth of food across the month.

Any excuse for a bake sale or a coffee morning and the team whip up their best cakes and keep the kettle on repeat. Who for? Macmillan, sports relief, comic relief etc. You name it, they’ve got a cake sale for it.


Goodman Masson

Goodman Masson are a proud charity partner with GOSH and have gone above and beyond to raise money for this organisation.

This is a business that push themselves physically to raise money for great causes. Last year their consultants trekked through Madagascar and in previous years have cycled from Machu Picchu to the Amazon and even rowed down the Zambezi River.

This year consultants are climbing Kilimanjaro.

So far they’ve raised a massive £100,000.

The team also hold The Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of Peter Pans in one location in order to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.



InterQuest’s journey to launch their Corporate Social Responsibility programme has been driven by their consultant’s passion to give back to the community.

Their charity of choice is Tomorrow’s People who help young people gain confidence and skills needed to find work, realise their potential, and value themselves. InterQuest actively raise money for this through Tough Mudders, dodgeball tournaments, World Food Days, Bake Sales, Sports days and more.

InterQuest also offer practical support to those in the Tomorrow’s People programme by inviting them in to the offices to help out and learn skills. The talented teens of Tomorrow’s People also photographed their Christmas party.

So far, the IQ team has raised £7,500 which the business has matched to make a grand total of £15,000.

This year, the members of the IQ family are partaking in London Marathon, Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge, Payroll Giving, and creating even more volunteering opportunities for those in TP’s programme.

Page Group

Michael Page

Giving back is a big part of PageGroup’s culture. Since 2008, across its three main brands, Michael Page, Page Personnel and Page Executive, the organisation has raised over £1m for various charities.

Following an employee vote in June 2017, PageGroup announced a twelve-month partnership with Mencap, to help the charity support people with a learning disability in finding and holding successful employment.

Recently, the Michael Page Tax team slept rough in aid of Sleep Out, to raise awareness and money for those young and homeless.

The Not-for-Profit & Public Sector teams recently packed boxes of supplies for the homeless in Lewisham. Michael Page Finance & Change gathered a team of 10 to run the Olympic Park 5km race, and they have also been known to undertake gardening within the local community centres for nursing homes.

This June, Michael Page Finance and Change will join 100 other courageous PageGroup employees, and partake in the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge for the 10th year running, aiming to reach a £30K fundraising target during the event.

Following a two-year partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust, PageGroup raised over £176k, purely from office fundraising organised by its employees, including numerous quizzes, bake sales, physical challenges and internal events.



CSG is raising money for charities all around the globe.

In the UK, the team have taken part in Project Hope Christmas appeal, a food collection for less fortunate families in Leeds, and the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, which raised just under £9k for Yorkshire Cancer Care and Bowel Cancer UK.

The Australia office hosted a Bikes4tykes day to build bikes for underprivileged children and sponsored the Australian Mini Football Federations’ World Cup in Tunisia.

On Thursday, CSG are shaking up the way they support charities and are announcing at their AGM a nominated charity which all of their fundraising and donations will go to. Keep an eye out on Thursday for who they will be supporting.


The choice on your next employer might be based on more than charitable giving or CSR. But the truth is, there’s plenty of companies you could join that actually care about the environment they work in. So why not join one of them?