Here at Squared, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do, so we are delighted to bring you our latest new service – we call it ‘Purposeful Employment’
More than just a job
At Squared we believe in creating employment opportunities for our customers that are more than ‘just jobs’. We believe in creating employment opportunities that are ‘purposeful’.
The Squared difference
Our new ‘Purposeful Employment’ service will focus on employment with prospects and job satisfaction, including self-employment, which pays a real living income: employment which gives individuals life-long self-esteem that in turn will lead to a healthy outlook.
The main objectives of our service include:
- Creating achievable employment opportunities (voluntary and paid)
- Raising aspirations
- Encouraging sustainable employment opportunities
- Positively impacting on the wellbeing of our customers
- Positively impacting on reducing the need for social benefits and health services
Enhancing employability skills
Through our coaching philosophy, our experienced team will work with our customers on their personal ‘work-readiness’ plans.
This will focus on their motivations, their self-confidence and their self-esteem to help them build a range of skills and personal qualities.
These may include:
- CV writing
- Interview techniques
- Communication skills
- Getting to know the workplace
- Relationship building
- Conflict resolution
- Leadership skills
- Health and well-being
- Problem solving and self-regulation
- Job search
- Work experience placement
- Enrolment in training
A one stop shop to finding your purpose
Offering: Work experience placements as a step into employment
Customers have the opportunity to experience a recruitment process as part of their work skills development. Squared manages a Social Enterprise where placements are readily available. Customers can gain work related experience and skills whilst preparing themselves for their chosen area of employment.
Delivering: Employability Workshops
Our employability workshops are designed to give our customers the tools required in the current employment market. Workshops include searching and applying for work, CV writing and interviewing skills.
Providing: One-to-one support
Our Purposeful Employment team offers tailored education, work experience, careers advice, and guidance on a one-to-one basis, which further enhances the employability skills of our customers and maximize opportunities.
'Darren had been told that he could never work in construction due to a health issue. However, one of our team spoke to an experienced and qualified builder who said this is not true, which has motivated and inspired him to pursue his dream.'
Identifying: Skills, abilities and qualities
Through the services we provide, customers will recognise and identify their employment strengths, interests, support needs and areas for development. We then work together to explore realistic meaningful and sustainable goals.
Working with: Local businesses and education providers
Organisations and services who want to be recognised and have a commitment to positively challenge attitudes, behaviours and cultures within their recruitment process. Does your business go the extra mile to ensure people less advantaged get a fair chance?
Liaising with: Support teams
Working with support teams and external organisations ensures that a holistic approach is applied. This vital link enhances the likelihood of a meaningful and sustainable working life as our service users take the next steps leading to employment.
'Michael was supported by Squared to appeal a decision by HMRC and they have now written off his tax debt and given him a refund. He is using this to source some commercial equipment to start his own business.'
So, whether a customer is:
- ready for work
- looking for work experience while developing skills
- wants to work on building their confidence
- interested in undertaking further training
We are here to help our customers find their purpose, whether you are a Squared customer or just interested in finding out more about our service please click here to get in touch today.