Corporate and Social Responsibility

Corporate and Social Responsibility

NEU Professionals have developed a standout corporate and social responsibility agenda that promotes sustainable and ethical recruitment initiatives

We develop collaborative partnerships with the stakeholders of a country alongside supplementary initiatives that fortify the healthcare system whenever possible. Our initiatives propitiate measurable benefits for sourcing countries, NHS Trusts and candidates.

Four NHS Trusts – EPUT, CPFT, SWYFT and NELFT have benefited from Southern Africa Recruitment initiatives in conjunction with Unions.

Collaboration: Southern Africa Events

Collaboration: Southern Africa Events

The collaboration has been fantastic…the vacancies and the employment voids that we have in the NHS is system-wide and the only way to move forward is that we work together…and having opportunity to meet another trust and build those relationships it’s definitely going to help us to work more collaboratively.”

Deborah Nikolova, CPFT

Their ability to identify and tap into emerging talent markets has been instrumental in diversifying our healthcare workforce. By expanding the sourcing countries, they have opened new opportunities for healthcare professionals from underrepresented regions to contribute to our organisation and enhance the cultural competence of our staff.”

Wellington Makala, NELFT

“We managed to meet up with different stakeholders in the countries, which is really important, for what we are putting back into the country and what we are looking to do. It allows us to step outside traditional questions and have a conversation with people… There’s a more humanistic element to the process. NEU Professionals work differently to a lot of other agencies.”

Value for everyone

Value for everyone

Eliminating Unemployment: By deploying skilled nurses to the UK, sourcing countries can reduce domestic unemployment amongst their healthcare workforce.

Attractive Career Option: The opportunity for nurses to work abroad and gain international exposure enhances the appeal of healthcare careers. 

Skill Enrichment: Healthcare professionals returning home from their international assignments bring back new skills and knowledge acquired abroad.

Cultural Stigma Mitigation: NEU’s planned events promoting nursing in Egypt aim to address cultural stigmas and limited career perceptions related to nursing.

93 CPFT Arrivals – Since the Botswana event in April 2022 (Mental Health and Community Nurses).

54 EPUT Arrivals – Since the Botswana event in April 2022 (Mental Health Nurses).

93 NELFT Arrivals – Since event in January 2023 (Mental Health and Community Nurses).

13 SWYFT Arrivals – Since event in June 2023 – 30 additional arrivals predicted before the end of 2023 (MH Nurses).

93 CPFT Arrivals – Since the Botswana event in April 2022 (Mental Health and Community Nurses).

54 EPUT Arrivals – Since the Botswana event in April 2022 (Mental Health Nurses).

93 NELFT Arrivals – Since event in January 2023 (Mental Health and Community Nurses).

13 SWYFT Arrivals – Since event in June 2023 – 30 additional arrivals predicted before the end of 2023 (MH Nurses).

What was our candidates experience of the recruitment process and support received from the NHS Trust? **

0 %
CPFT
0 %
SWYFT
0 %
EPUT
0 %
NELFT
0 %
CPFT
0 %
SWYFT
0 %
EPUT
0 %
NELFT

*Issues e.g., sourcing accommodation were noted by EPUT Nurses in feedback survey – swiftly dealt with by NEU Team and the trust team.
**Based on responses from candidates surveyed 3 months after arrival, data correct as of 6th October 2023

Case study

Case study

We have had the honour of collaborating with several prestigious organisations in many of our sourcing countries, for instance Botswana Nurses Union (BONU). By fostering strategic alliances with partners like BONU, we are equipped to meticulously monitor the recruitment level and its ramifications within the sourcing country.

Advocacy and Recognition: One of BONU’s primary objectives is to secure recognition for Botswana as an English-speaking country within the nursing community. NEU received an invitation from the UK’s Nursing & Midwifery Council to actively engage in the forthcoming English Language policy review, during which we aim to offer significant insights into nursing training in Botswana and other African countries.

Conclusion: By ensuring local employment opportunities, offering pathways for international nursing careers, and mitigating the risk of “brain-drain,” this case study underscores the effectiveness of collaborative efforts in shaping a brighter future for nursing professionals in Botswana and beyond.

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We are committed to sustainable and ethical recruitment initiatives, which care for the communities in our sourcing countries

We are committed to sustainable and ethical recruitment initiatives, which care for the communities in our sourcing countries