School of Marketing's aim is to create a wider talent pipeline by introducing people to the sector for the first time. Not only do they gain a strong understand of the principles of marketing and beyond, but also gain a credible qualification that will ensure a future-proof marketing career.
We’ve been working with crowding platform Beam to support homeless people across the country as they look for stable work. Through donations we’ve made every time we place a candidate in a new role, we’ve been able to make a real difference during our partnership with Beam. Here’s a look back on the amazing things we’ve accomplished with Beam across the last month. Our impact In April, we’ve managed to have a great impact on several people, as the placements we’ve made have allowed us to donate generously to Beam – coming to a total of £1,650! Sammy, Kathleen and Leonard are just three of the individuals who we’ve received donations from us in the last month, helping them to get back on their feet. This is part of an ongoing relationship we have with Beam that we are constantly nurturing and love to see grow – so we’re delighted to announce that we’ve helped a total of 335 people since its beginning! It’s a fantastic number that we’re incredibly proud of – and we want to thank our clients for making use of their gift cards, as well as our team for the hard work they do to make this possible. We’re delighted to have the opportunity to help homeless people and give back to our community. To see just how much of an impact these donations have, here are some of the stories from people that 3Search has supported in April. Sammy’s Story Amidst such a high-pressure environment, Sammy had to fight tooth-and-nail to retain his career as a chef in the high-end restaurant industry. After taking a risk on a new job opportunity that unfortunately fell through – Sammy was left unemployed and living in accommodation supported by the YMCA and local council. Thanks to contributions to his Beam campaign, though, he’s managed to retrain and secure a job in construction – one step closer to getting back on his feet! Kathleen’s Story Kathleen was left struggling emotionally and financially after a difficult breakup. This included problems with paying rent, and in a huge blow to her confidence, providing for her children. In spite of support from her council and children’s services, Kathleen still didn’t feel entirely safe and secure. Thankfully, she’s since had help from 3Search, Beam, and generous donators in achieving her goal to work as a carer – a role that Kathleen believes is a perfect fit for her empathetic nature. Leonard’s Story With his wife still waiting for proper documentation to enter the country, Leonard was left raising his five children on his own while looking for work. While he was able to utilise his 10 years of telecoms experience and secure a new role, he was still grappling with access to limited funds and was living out of temporary accommodation. With the help of generous donations through Beam, Leonard was able to cover an array of essential costs such as travel and work uniforms. A huge thank you to our clients for redeeming their gift cards and helping to bring these donations to those who really need them. *** 3Search is an award-winning UK recruitment consultancy, specialising in recruiting marketing experts for the digital age. Whether you’re seeking new talent or looking for your next career move, we can help. Learn more at www.3search.co.uk
Since 2014, we’ve been connecting exciting businesses with great talent and now we’re partnering up with School of Marketing to continue to make a positive impact in the world of marketing. With lots of skills in high-demand, we know how important it is to invest in learning and development right now. School of Marketing is the perfect solution for anybody wanting to take their digital marketing skills to the next level. But you don’t just have to take our word for it. Meet, Fiona Graham, Head of Marketing at Britvic...
We’ve been working with crowding platform Beam to support homeless people across the country as they look for stable work. Through donations we’ve made every time we place a candidate in a new role, we’ve been able to make a real difference during our partnership with Beam. Here’s a look back on the amazing things we’ve accomplished with Beam across the last month. Our impact March was an incredibly busy month for us at 3Search, something we’re really excited about – meaning we were able to contribute an amount to Beam that we’re equally proud of. This month alone, we’ve managed to donate a total of £1,950 to a variety of campaigns on Beam, all of which has gone to helping people who truly benefit from the support you provide. This includes Mohammad, Aziza, and Darrion, who have all had their campaigns successfully funded and are all on their way to achieving their goals. It’s always incredible to see the results of these donations and just how much they help people – so we want to thank our clients, who redeemed 61% of the gift cards that we sent to them this month. That’s a 20% increase from February! We’re really proud to be taking action and striving to help homeless people get back on their feet and live independently. To see just how much of an impact these donations have, here are some of the stories from people that 3Search has supported in March. Mohammad’s Story Mohammad’s job search has always been motivated by giving back to others – and this includes supporting his partner and young child. Evicted from his property after it was deemed overcrowded, he and his family were placed in temporary accommodation, where Mohammad continued to look for work. He kept an open mind, and with the help of Beam, 3Search and the general public, he reached his donation target in just six days – and managed to secure a new role! Aziza’s Story Living with her youngest son in a London flat, Aziza was struggling to pay rent – before eventually facing an eviction notice. While working part time as a cleaner and striving to complete an ESOL course, she simply didn’t have enough income and knew she needed to find new work. However, her hard work and determination paid off. With the donations to her Beam campaign, she took advantage of a great opportunity and began working as a security guard! Darrion’s Story Darrion has dreams working in fashion and dance, envisioning it as an environment where he’d feel comfortable and accepted. Knowing he’d need regular work to sustain his aspirations, he set his sights on something full time and stable. With support from donations on Beam, he managed to pull enough money together to hit the ground running with a job – as well as for a Level 1 Fashion Course! A huge thank you to our clients for redeeming their gift cards and helping to bring these donations to those who really need them. *** 3Search is an award-winning UK recruitment consultancy, specialising in recruiting marketing experts for the digital age. Whether you’re seeking new talent or looking for your next career move, we can help.
We’re dedicated to making an impact on the marketing sector. Connecting exciting businesses with great talent has become our mission, which we believe is something that has real benefit to both the marketing sector and the industries we work within.Not only do we strive to help our candidates and clients reach their commercial and personal potential within marketing, but we recognise our position as a recruitment partner to positively impact on some of today’s key challenges to in our industry. We have discussions on a daily basis about the shortage of digital talent, and what we can do to help improve diversity and inclusion in marketing. And we believe, with a bit of creative thinking, that the latter can greatly support and improvement in the former. That is why we are proud to announce our partnership with School of Marketing, , who, we believe, whom we believe are making wonderful strides in the industry to supportboth these both causes. But we don’t want to stop there – as 3Search grows, we believe we have a responsibility to nurture both this generation of marketers and the next. We fell in love with School of Marketing’s approach to developing those who are keen to make their entrance into the field or boost their skills. So much so, that we’ve shaped a partnership to support their work. What does School of Marketing do? Working with a variety of different organisationsThe, School of Marketing is dedicated to training and upskilling the next generation of marketers, as well as reskilling those who want to brush up on their knowledgedigital marketing. School of Marketing are a government approved, apprenticeship training provider. Their 15-month digital marketing qualification focuses on the core areas of digital marketing expertise that the industry needs most, including: digital analytics, social and content marketing, SEO, and paid advertising. As well as corporate groups placing apprentices in to into businesses, School of Marketing also works with colleges and schools to focus on building a future talent pipeline, by introducing young people to the field , as well as the huge variety of roles, specialisms and skills that have their place within it. One of the main factors that led to its creation was this alarming statistic: in 2018, a study of 10,000 students found that only 3% of them considered a career in marketing. We were just as shocked when we heard this figure – so we’re delighted that an organisation has committed itself to taking it higher! How Does Their Work Benefit Thethe Marketing Industry (and beyond)? Through the means that School of Marketing provides, businesses can gain access to an affordable, credible upskilling solution. This is especially true in the Marketing Apprenticeship programmes, which can offer a more diverse candidate pool – something that we know is key to make use of when encouraging more entrants into the marketing industry. These apprentice candidates will also enjoy a future-proof marketing career, achieved through a holistic upskilling for their core marketing abilities, as well as a nationally recognised digital marketing qualification. In addition, there’s 63 online modules on offer, all delivered by global marketing leaders, which provide experience-backed and practicable advice. We can’t wait to involve ourselves in a community of skilled marketing professionals. and bring our own expertise into the mix. From events to mentoring and networking, we’re really excited about our relationship with School of Marketing. We believe it’s an excellent way to connect even further with our clients and candidates, tightening the relationship between both in a very-much talent-driven market. Aching to upskill your marketing function? The apprentice programme could definitely be for your business. Please reach us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. Or, if you’re Interested in the digital marketing apprenticeship qualification for yourself, you can visit School of Marketing’s website. *** 3Search is an award-winning UK recruitment consultancy, specialising in recruiting marketing experts for the digital age.
In March 2021, 3Search announced it was partnering with Beam, an incredible crowdfunding platform that’s dedicated to helping homeless people regain their independence. Through public donations, Beam helps homeless people find stable employment, creating bespoke career plans that revolve around each individual’s skills and goals. We believe that everyone should have the chance to work and make a living. So, for the last year, we’ve supported Beam and donated a gift card to our clients every time we place a candidate with them. This allows them to choose who receives the money on Beam and follow their journey. Now, one year on, we’re looking back on a year of supporting this amazing cause and the people whose lives have been changed by it. Our impact We’re really proud of the difference we’ve made during our partnership with Beam so far. Over the last year, 3Search has supported 268 homeless people – from homeless people to refugees – who have all found it challenging to begin stable work. We’ve been able to contribute £20,900 (and counting!) to these individuals, a number we can’t wait to take to new heights as we grow our business and place more people in new roles. On top of this, Michael Judkins (Judders) set out to make a massive difference of his own, completing a 125km run over 2 days in September to raise funds. Judders has been a huge advocate for Beam within the business, so it’s no surprise he drew in an amazing £2,130 in donations (and totally smashed the 125km). However, we didn’t want this reflection to simply be a list of numbers, so read on for stories from some of the individuals we’ve helped. Ace’s Story An injury and a sequence of unfortunate events in 2012 left Ace struggling to find new work. Despite his diverse and refined tech skillset, circumstances beyond his control limited his access to qualifications and different job markets. For starters, without a smartphone or a laptop, applying to jobs online effectively became impossible (which many of us will know is a cornerstone of today’s job hunt). Combined with COVID restrictions, which shut down public libraries, Ace struggled to make use of the wide pool of digital jobs on offer in the modern world, which were a pandemic-proof fit for his computer expertise. With the help of Beam, 3Search and members of the public, however, Ace has been able to overcome this technology barrier, securing a fantastic new job in security for Apple. We’re delighted for him and hope that he’s enjoying his new role! Georgia’s Story Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), mental health has always been important to Georgia. This meant it became a motivation as well as a challenge in her pursuit to work as a professional carer. Looking after her grandad for two years during a battle with terminal illness, Georgia was facing some really difficult obstacles. As formative as they were, they ultimately led her into a tricky financial situation by the age of 18. Georgia never gave up on her goals to be a carer, even after dropping out of school and living in assisted accommodation – and with assistance from Beam, 3Search and 70 other kind strangers, she was able to get back on her feet, gaining work in the field that she knew was right for her. Even at such a such young age, Georgia was able to find fulfilling and inspiring work – we’re incredibly proud that we were able to make a difference. Looking to the future Working with Beam is an incredible chance for 3Search to give back to the community, and we’re committed to making a difference. It has been nothing short of inspiring to see how a platform can bring people together with the simple goal of helping others, something we feel strongly aligns with our company’s own values. As we expand our business, we’ll only be able to contribute more to Beam, strengthening the impact we can make on those less fortunate than us. Celebrating this landmark in our partnership, we want to encourage you to make your own contributions (which you can do here). With the transparency that Beam offers, you’ll really be able to see the difference you’re making on the lives of homeless people. We’re so proud of the work we’ve done with Beam, and we can’t wait to take it into another year! *** 3Search is an award-winning UK recruitment consultancy, specialising in recruiting marketing experts for the digital age. Whether you’re seeking new talent or looking for your next career move, we can help. Learn more at www.3search.co.uk
The key to any successful business is its people - so how do you grow when sourcing the right talent is such a challenge? I recruit marketers in the FMCG space, which is a very busy environment that’s full of fast-growing businesses looking to grow their marketing teams. My sector is just one of many to experience this intense demand for talent – meaning recruitment as a whole has become incredibly candidate-driven, with the cards firmly in their hands when it comes to salary and flexibility demands. Virtually every business in every sector is looking to grow their digital departments, in lieu of a pandemic that’s totally redefined how marketing efforts can reach their audience. An overabundance of these businesses are also seeing rapid growth. They’re really keen to take on high-quality talent and grow even further, but it’s only getting more difficult to find marketing professionals that are on the hunt for a new role! With this in mind, I’ve put together my top 5 tips for securing a great candidate: 1. Pick a recruitment partner you trust to help you with the work. It’s a tough climate to find great candidates and agencies are having to go to market and really sell every opportunity when there are such an abundance of roles for candidates to choose from. Take the time to brief your agency well, as they need lots of ammunition to help your role stand out from the crowd. If you aren’t 100% confident they have asked the right questions to be able to sell your company and role to the market, then you could be hindering your chances of finding a great person. 2. Your intended salary budget may not buy you the level of experience it would have done 12 months ago. Right or wrong, this is the current climate so be prepared to have to compromise on level/type of experience you’re going to get, or to up your budget to find the talent you want. 3. Move at pace! You absolutely can’t take your time to wait for a certain number of CV’s to arrive in your inbox or delay feedback to the agency/candidate. You need to move at pace and ensure there is a rapid turnaround between the CV arriving with you and getting the person to an offer stage. If you don’t, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you will lose your first-choice person 4. Try and keep your process to 2 stages. Unless there is a super strong reason for needing more than this, it will a) potentially put the candidate off and b) as above, you will likely lose the person. If you like them then it’s pretty likely a lot of other companies do too, so move as quickly as you can! 5. Offer hybrid working. This really is super high on the list of requirements from a candidate and if you aren’t offering this then it could be a deal breaker to securing the best candidates. It also gives off an impression of a lack of trust/lack of modern thinking so can put people off for this reason even if they don’t massively need the flexibility *** 3Search is an award-winning UK recruitment consultancy, specialising in recruiting marketing experts for the digital age. If you’re looking to hire new talent into your team, we’d love to help. Get in touch with me via email email@example.com or give me a call at 020 4551 4861 to find out more!
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