Blog posts from Samantha Di Talamo

Turning the Tide: London’s “super sewer” sets a new standard in responsible recruitment

by Samantha Di Talamo 21 July 2017 - 9:33am

It’s hard to get your head around the sheer size and scale of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, London’s solution to sewage overflow into the river Thames. Once constructed, it will be 7.2 m in diameter...

Simon Branigan, Partner at Linklaters law firm

How your business can support Haringey’s regeneration plans

by Samantha Di Talamo 29 June 2017 - 12:14pm

The London Borough of Haringey has some of the highest unemployment figures in London. According to the Office for National statistics, Tottenham has more people claiming job seekers allowance...

Val Proctor, Former HR Director at the Go-Ahead Group

Incorporating veterans into your hiring strategy

by Samantha Di Talamo 23 June 2017 - 9:00am

Ahead of Armed Forces Day, Former Group HR Director of The Go-Ahead Group, Val Proctor, shares her experiences of building a veteran employment programme. 

As an HR Director, much...

Sam Di Talamo, Communications Manager @ BITC

Why ex-military talent is one answer to the skills crisis

by Samantha Di Talamo 21 March 2017 - 7:41am

Sam Di Talamo, Communications Manager for BITC’s Employment for Excluded Groups Team, explains why veterans are one source of talent that businesses can't afford to miss out on....

Meet the businesses that are capitalising on military talent

by Samantha Di Talamo 26 May 2016 - 11:00am

As the Invictus Games has once again thrown a spotlight on the bravery and determination of our Armed Forces, Sam Di Talamo, Work Inclusion Communications...

Meet Rachel: a champion of responsible employment

by Samantha Di Talamo 21 April 2016 - 8:00am

This year's Responsible Business Week is all about collaboration - because we believe that good ideas get better when shared. That's why this week the Work Inclusion...

Meet Dan: a champion of responsible employment

by Samantha Di Talamo 20 April 2016 - 8:00am

This year's Responsible Business Week is all about collaboration - because we believe that good ideas get better when shared. That's why this week the Work Inclusion...

Meet Meghan: a champion of responsible employment

by Samantha Di Talamo 19 April 2016 - 8:00am

This year's Responsible Business Week is all about collaboration - because we believe that ideas for good get better when shared. That's why this week the Work...

"It's difficult to be serious in this job."

by Samantha Di Talamo 30 March 2016 - 10:00am

Mike Clifton and Farhana Kauser joined Business in the Community in 2015 to manage the Ready for Work programme in Leeds and Bradford respectively. With one or...

The changing face of homelessness. Image credit: Steve Rhodes

The changing face of homelessness

by Samantha Di Talamo 17 December 2015 - 5:45pm

When most people think of homelessness they picture someone sleeping on the streets and rough sleeping remains a very visible problem, particularly in the capital.

According to government...

Keisha Davidson, Ready for Work Manager, London

6 ways you can become a great job coach

by Samantha Di Talamo 19 June 2015 - 1:04pm

Ready for Work Manager, Keisha Davidson, shares her top tips on how to be a great job coach.

Part of what makes the ...

Philip Richards, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

A call to business: stand up for fair recruitment

by Samantha Di Talamo 22 April 2015 - 7:00am

Philip Richards, Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, is using Responsible Business Week to challenge businesses to increase access to employment for ex-offenders.

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Marks & Spencer: A decade of supporting people into work

by Samantha Di Talamo 25 March 2015 - 9:26am

Marks & Spencer is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its flagship employability programme, Marks & Start. Business in the Community has been a partner since the very beginning,...