Ethical Inclusive Recruitment Platform Recognised by Small Business Britain
Clu, an ethical RecTech platform, was founded by Joseph Williams and Cayelan Mendoza in 2021 after they experienced first-hand discrimination securing work and job progression in the UK workplace.
Clu, an ethical RecTech hiring platform, was founded by Joseph Williams and Cayelan Mendoza in 2021 after they experienced first-hand discrimination securing work and job progression in the UK workplace.
Clu's fully accessible platform meets the evolving needs of organisations and their workforce and has successfully changed the outdated traditional HR practices among some of its major clients, including Oliver Bonas, Deloitte and Global.
The company has a clear goal of adding one million socially mobile people to the workforce over the next ten years, which contributed towards the company being selected to win the award.
Following a nationwide search, it has been chosen as part of this year’s SmallBiz100 line-up, showcasing a line-up of 100 of the most inspiring independent businesses nationwide.
Clu’s Co-Founder and CEO, Joseph Williams, said: "Receiving this award is a testament to the incredible work our team has put into building a platform that truly represents inclusivity through the ethical use of AI.
“We are proud to be recognised for our commitment to helping create a truly diverse UK workforce and skills aligned. Our mission is to enable workplace outputs and creativity to grow through integrated teams which have been strategically matched to roles without unconscious bias from the very start of the recruitment process to drive social mobility in underrepresented societal groups."
“It’s fantastic to celebrate Clu as part of this year’s campaign,” said Michelle Ovens CBE, Director of Small Business Saturday UK. “The impressive small businesses featured in this year’s SmallBiz100 sum up the phenomenal contribution that small firms make to our economy and local communities.”
Small Business Saturday will return on 2 December 2023 with a mission to support and celebrate the UK’s 5.5 million small businesses. With small firms facing huge challenges due to the cost-of-living crisis, the campaign is more vital than ever as it moves into its second decade in the UK.
On Small Business Saturday, customers across the UK go out and support all types of small businesses, from independent boutiques and eateries to small service and B2B-based businesses like wholesalers and digital marketers. Many small businesses take an active role in promoting the day by hosting events and offering promotions.
Over the time the campaign has run in the UK, it has engaged millions of people each year and seen billions of pounds spent with small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday attracts huge attention on the day itself, with an impact that lasts all year. Last year, the campaign trended at number one in the UK on social media platform X (formally Twitter), with the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London among those publicly supporting the campaign.
Over 90% of local councils also supported the campaign. To get involved in Small Business Saturday UK, visit https://smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com