Something we firmly believe in at Sigma Connected is that the circumstances we were born into, or where we live, shouldn’t limit our opportunities to succeed and thrive.
Recruiting, training and employing socio-economically disadvantaged people through Impact Sourcing plays an important part in our recruitment strategy and the way we deliver for our Australian clients.
Impact Sourcing in South Africa
In Cape Town, South Africa, the youth unemployment rate is consistently over 60%. It’s a country bursting with underutilised talent, but without the access or means to gain meaningful employment.
We’ve been working in partnership with Shadow Careers, a national job creation initiative, since 2020. Through this and similar partnerships, such as Youth Employment and Services (Yes) – and through directly reaching out to communities ourselves – over 60% of our South African workforce is recruited through Impact Sourcing.
“Impact Sourcing works. It’s a proven business model with great outcomes – and helps raise communities out of poverty.” In this video collaboration with Ryan Strategic Advisory, Peter Ryan discusses why Impact Sourcing in CX is the way forward.