Social enterprise mentoring blogs

Business in the Community runs a range of programmes that match business mentors with social enterprises, including ones based in London and the East of England.  This benefits both parties, by giving social enterprises access to business expertise that can help them grow and plan for the future, while business mentors gain valuable opportunities for personal development.

To mark Global Enterprise Week, 17-21 November, we spoke to some of the people, both social entrepreneurs and business mentors, who've been involved with these programmes about their experiences and motivations.  Read what they told us below.

 

Why financial wellbeing matters – and what can companies do to remove the barriers?

16 May 2019 - 12:01pm
Jeremy Milton and John Heseltine of Mercer discuss the journey ahead many organisations face to alleviate employees' cash concerns - and ultimately improve their own bottom-line figures Read about...

Wellbeing in Focus – Responsible Business in Action

17 May 2019 - 10:45am
Read the headlines from The Bupa Health and Wellbeing Partnerships Award 2019 Finalists The goal of Business in the Community’s (BITC) Wellbeing Leadership Team is to build a movement committed to positioning health and wellbeing as strategic boardroom issues, with a...

IFS Deaton Review – The inequality gap will not be closed if employers do not provide good work for all

14 May 2019 - 2:06pm
In response to the launch of the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) Deaton Review today, Catherine Sermon, director of campaigns at Business in the Community, said: Read more.

How businesses can support carers to stay in work

14 May 2019 - 10:35am
Simi Dubb, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Centrica, on how the company is helping its staff look after loved ones – and saving money in the process Download the Supporting Carers in the Workplace Toolkit...

This Is Me Scotland: 3 steps to change workplace attitudes on mental health

13 May 2019 - 3:34pm
In Mental Health Awareness Week, Alan Thornburrow, Business in the Community's Scotland Director, discusses the key messages at a parliamentary reception focusing on eliminating the subject's stigma   Read more about...

Age in Focus: Responsible Business in Action

13 May 2019 - 11:53am
Read the headlines from the Age Friendly Teams Award 2019 Finalists The UK population is ageing. By the mid-2030s, half of all adults in the UK will be over 50 years old1 There is also a growing shortfall of younger people entering employment. Retaining older workers in...

Employment & Skills in Focus - Responsible Business in Action

13 May 2019 - 8:00am
Read the headlines from the Unipart Outstanding Employment Award 2019 Finalists   How can member companies get involved with the Employment & Skills team’s campaigns?Ban the Box: We want Ban the Box to become standard recruitment practice, and so we have set an...

Good Work For All: Five steps companies should take to provide good jobs

13 May 2019 - 8:00am
Business in the Community is calling on businesses to offer good jobs that offer security, rights and a fair income, along with the opportunity for personal development and progression, and a supportive and inclusive environment. In practice, achieving this for all your employees is complex but our...

The secret to innovation? Your workplace culture

9 May 2019 - 1:36pm
Eimear Meredith-Jones, Managing Director, Accenture Talent & Organisation, on how an empowering environment can be developed by companies Innovation is the key to business competitiveness and growth. Yet, according to new research from Accenture, only a third of UK employees feel empowered to...

Tens of thousands stand up to break down mental health stigma in workplace

8 May 2019 - 12:25pm
More than 20 of Scotland’s largest businesses, representing tens of thousands of staff, have pledged to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace through a groundbreaking initiative which has been welcomed by the Scottish Government. This Is Me Scotland is a joint initiative...

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