Achieving Corporate Social Responsibility goals is a legal obligation on public sector organisations through the Social Value Act and is equally important to Private Sector companies who often have a CSR policy as part of their corporate governance.
We recently blogged about the importance of demonstrating to your potential clients through your bids and proposals how you will add value for them over and above the provision of products or services. As clients, these organisations will expect their suppliers to share their vision and contribute to the achievement of their CSR targets.
Training and Employment
Showing similar commitments and supporting your clients achieve their goals is a key way for you to not only win work but improve your own corporate standing. One of the easiest ways you can add value for clients is through a commitment to training and creation of local employment.
Anyone wanting to grow their business should have a plan to identify and develop suitable talent and perhaps you don’t think of this as ‘adding value’, it’s just what you do as a forward thinking business? One of our key skills at Propeller is helping you to identify and capture the value in things that you do every day:
- That apprentice you took on who is now a Contract Manager
- That JobCentrePlus work placement who is now a Customer Care Officer
- That ex-soldier who is now a qualified Heating Engineer
- The 100% local labour you employed on that recent project
- The 14-16 year olds who did work experience with you
- That sub-contractor you supported who has tripled his turnover
Our Bid Writers Add Value to Your Added Value
Our Bid Writers are all experienced industry professionals with experience and ideas drawn from across the construction, engineering, Facilities Management and Outsourced Services sectors.
One of our Senior Bid Writers, Sue Ward, is a CITB Construction Ambassador. Not only is she working with school and college students wishing to pursue careers in the sector but she is using her knowledge and the resources offered by the CITB through its GoConstruct initiative to help our clients offer the kind of structured career and training paths which will not only give them a qualified and motivated workforce but which will also generate a wealth of evidence and ideas to be pumped back into tenders and proposals showing that they add value for their clients and communities.
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