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  • Define emerging laterNot from government support or encouraging, from our hard work identifying
  • So emerging not quite meeting
  • Average is 14 per business
  • These are figures from 2010 mapping
  • Increasing emphasis on demonstrating social impactImportant for Local Authorities to look at getting the most social value for their communities.Social Firms are values driven and reinvest profits to create nmore local jobs and more social value
  • Come onto same as other business in a mo
  • Human resource issues in social enterprises home

    1. 1. Human Resource Issues in Social Enterprises<br />TemiOdesanya<br />Marketing Assistant<br />
    2. 2. Social Enterprise in the UK<br />62,000 social enterprises in the UK <br />Combined turnover £27bn<br />5% of all businesses with employees in the UK<br />Contribute £8.4bn to the UK economy<br />Data from the Annual Survey of Small Business 2005-2007<br />Social Enterprise Coalition<br />
    3. 3. Social enterprises, WISEs and Social Firms…<br />Civil Societyaka the Third Sector<br />Social Enterprise<br />WISEs<br />Social Firms<br />Creation of quality, paid, sustainable employment for individuals furthest away from the labour market<br />
    4. 4. What is a Social Firm<br />specific social purpose is to create paid employment for severely disadvantaged people in the labour market<br />
    5. 5. Origins can be traced back to Italy and Germany in the 1960’s<br />Social Firms UK formed in 1999 as the national umbrella support organisation<br />Growing sector - 32% growth since 2006<br />History<br />
    6. 6. Target Groups<br />Mental health issues<br />Learning disabled<br />Sensory deprivation and physically disabled<br /><ul><li>Homeless
    7. 7. Ex-offenders
    8. 8. Ex-substance misuse</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Growth: 5 to >180 businesses over 10yrs</li></ul>Progress<br />
    9. 9. Social Firms are Values Led<br /><ul><li>Enterprise: “business that support” rather than “project that trades”
    10. 10. Employment: social & economic integration through employment and market wages
    11. 11. Empowerment: supportive environment, real opportunities and meaningful work</li></li></ul><li>Social Firm Features<br />
    12. 12. Impact<br />1750+ FTE jobs created, 58% held by severely disadvantaged people<br />An average of:<br />582 trainees<br />427 service users<br />311 volunteers<br />benefited from Social Firm placements each week<br /><ul><li>Mapping Report 2010</li></li></ul><li>Proving that value - and changing lives<br />Example: <br />Six Mary’s Place Guesthouse <br />saves the NHS alone average <br />£21k pa per person with a MH problem employed<br />
    13. 13. Proving that value - and changing lives<br />Example: <br />Blue Sky Development & Regeneration<br />saves the Prison Service £200,000 <br />pa per person that does not re-offend.<br />(employed over 350 people since<br /> 2005 with a re-offend rate of 15%<br />- compared to 60% average)<br />
    14. 14. Proving that value - and changing lives<br />Example:<br />Millrace IT<br />For every £1 invested, £7.40 of social value is created each year:<br />reduced health care costs<br />reduced benefit costs<br />and increased taxes collected <br />
    15. 15. Examples of Social Firm businesses<br />Travel agency <br />Printers & design<br />Recycling<br />Guesthouses<br />Contract gardening<br />Contract cleaning<br />Transcription agencies<br />Market research companies<br /><br />
    16. 16. The role of WISEs<br />Work preparation, training, Intermediate Labour Market schemes, job placement<br />Some WISE’s create jobs<br />Have potential to deliver significant numbers (collectively) under government programmes<br />Some well known WISE’s:<br />FRC Group<br />Big Life Company<br />Acumen Development Trust<br />STRIDE<br />The Wise Group<br />
    17. 17. HR Issues<br />The same as any other business<br />Cost of 1:1 support (can be £3000 pa)<br />Balance between business needs and social mission<br />Need to celebrate when good staff leave<br />Pressure on manager<br />Need involved boards with correct business skills<br />
    18. 18. HR Issues - SpeakUp<br /><ul><li>Rewards management
    19. 19. Learning & development
    20. 20. Employee relations
    21. 21. Motivation
    22. 22. Equality & diversity</li></li></ul><li>HR Issues – Buster’s Café<br /><ul><li>Health & safety
    23. 23. Diversity & equality
    24. 24. Motivation
    25. 25. Employee relations
    26. 26. Learning & development </li></li></ul><li>HR Issues – Lippy People<br /><ul><li>Health & safety
    27. 27. Diversity & equality
    28. 28. Motivation
    29. 29. Employee relations
    30. 30. Learning & development </li></li></ul><li>Attracting good employees<br />Based on ability to do the job<br />Integrated workforce<br />Staff need to understand <br />and buy into social mission<br />Pay in line with industry norm<br />Not different from other small businesses<br />
    31. 31. Motivation<br />Empowerment is the 3rd value pillar of the sector<br />Equal: pay, terms , conditions<br />Support<br />Good practice in appraisal and development<br />Involvement in business decisions as appropriate and desired<br />Management of stress<br />Whatever can be done without additional finance thrown at it!<br />
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    33. 33. Contact:<br />TemiOdesanya<br />01737 231 360<br /><br /><br />Facebook<br />Twitter: @socialfirmsuk<br />LinkedIn<br />Blog<br />