Improven consists of a diverse team of inspired employees. Together we have set up a programme of Social Return initiatives to stimulate everyone to make a contribution...by coaching status holders, by providing a Finance & Data training course for asylum seekers, by volunteering in e.g. elderly care, by organising meetings on location of social firms, by considering the use of social target groups when hiring staff, by providing career coaching to young people without role models...in short: something for everyone. In the field of People, Improven has several projects and collaborations running.
Physical market for Working & Learning
Improven organised and coordinated the Market for Working & Learning in autumn 2021 together with the Werkgevers Service Punt (WSP) Zaanstreek- Waterland. An event where jobseekers with a distance to the labour market can meet employers from various industries.
After months of preparations think about writing to candidates, finding employers, matters surrounding the location, in October it was finally there! A total of more than 600 people attended including jobseekers, 60 employers, councillors and WSP staff. During this event, in addition to engaging with employers, jobseekers could participate in various workshops and activities such as a professional LinkedIn photo, CV check, small-scale workshops, VG Games and ran compliments girls to give attendees a personal compliment. All in all, it was a great success, helping several jobseekers find jobs.
Living lab 'New Dutch nationals to new jobs' - New Dutch Connections
Improven likes to share its knowledge and expertise and has therefore partnered with the New Dutch Connections foundation in 2021. NDC aims to motivate and inspire (former) refugees to believe in themselves again, by offering workshops together with companies and organising unique encounters.
Improven has set up a Finance & Data course especially for (former) refugees with a background in this sector, including training on Power BI, working out finance cases and developing soft skills such as job interview training, personal branding, networking, how to make a good CV and intercultural skills. Here, Improven's consultants are deployed as coaches (buddies) to support the personal and professional development of the participants and also deliver the trainings with support from NDC! "I really enjoy the fact that in addition to my assignments, I can get involved socially with people who could use extra help."