Social Innovation highlighted through JGP’s Talent Management Solutions

admin, December 10, 2008

EQUAL is a European Social Fund Community Initiative that has been successfully providing funds to projects  which test and promote new means of combating discrimination and inequalities in the labour market, since 2001.  The results of the work that EQUAL have been undertaking will go towards further developing European Social Fund programmes for 2007-2013.

To highlight the successes of EQUAL and facilitate the handover of this initiative, the European Commission and the EQUAL managing Authority in Portugal have organised an event titled, "Powering a New Future".  The event on the 10-12th of December focuses on the future of social innovation and the legacy of EQUAL's principles to the European Social Fund: Innovation, Partnership, Empowerment, Gender Equality and Transnational Cooperation.

Richard Tyrie, Co-founder of JGP and Jobsgopublic has been invited to attend and share his knowledge and experience in mainstreaming social innovation.  Namely in providing web-based services to the public sector organisations (talent management solutions), that redefine recruitment processes focusing on the talents of people in disadvantaged situations and matching them with talents required by employers.

Speaking at the discussion platform on "Mainstreaming and scaling up social innovation, Tyrie is enthusiastic about the JGP's involvement in this event; "The talent challenge is increasingly important for todays leaders, so we are pleased to have the opportunity to share some of the innovation occurring in the UK public sector with EU colleagues."

"The UK public sector is widely acknowledged as having been first to fully embrace technology-driven talent management practices in the pursuit of providing excellent, efficient public services.  We look forward to sharing our learning to date, and our view on innovations we can expect in the future."