From ElliKnight to DiSRUPT: The Evolution of a B-Corp RPO Consultancy with True DE&I Policies
In a recent episode of the Fireside Chat, hosted by Simon from The Employment Agents Movement (TEAM), Patrick Graham one of our founders and CEO of DiSRUPT Recruitment Agency, formerly known as ElliKnight Recruitment Services, discussed the transformation of their business from a local generalist agency to a B-Corp RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) consultancy. A key highlight of this transformation was the creation of a parallel business called Includability, which specializes in supporting clients and candidates journeys to empower them to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) commitments.
In the captivating conversation, Patrick detailed the journey of ElliKnight Recruitment Services from a small, locally focused recruitment agency to the B-Corp certified, socially and environmentally conscious RPO consultancy that it is today. He described the importance of rebranding to DiSRUPT Recruitment Agency to better reflect their innovative and transformative approach to talent acquisition.
DiSRUPT B-Corp RPO Consultancy
Patrick emphasised the company's commitment to sustainable business practices and the pursuit of the triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit. As a B-Corp certified RPO consultancy, DiSRUPT is dedicated to fostering a positive impact on society and the environment, as well as maintaining transparency and accountability in their operations.
The Evolution of Includability
The establishment of Includability, DiSRUPT's parallel organisation, was one of the most significant milestones in the company's evolution. Includability's primary focus is on supporting clients and candidates in starting their journey to become a committed workplace. The services range from offering a verification process to measure existing commitments to community networking and benefits from over 50 different Ambassadors and partners to help businesses fell supported and grow.
In the Fireside Chat, Patrick explained that the creation of Includability was driven by the recognition of the need for meaningful and sustainable change within the recruitment industry. The CEO stressed that their vision goes beyond meeting quotas or checkboxes; they aim to foster an inclusive culture that empowers diverse talent and promotes equitable opportunities for all.
Collaboration with TEAM (The Employment Agents Movement)
Throughout the conversation, the CEO acknowledged the valuable support provided by The Employment Agents Movement (TEAM) during DiSRUPT's transformation. TEAM, as a collaborative network of independent recruitment and employment agencies, has played a crucial role in facilitating knowledge exchange, networking opportunities, and access to industry expertise.
The Fireside Chat with Patrick was a fascinating exploration of our companies growth and development from a local generalist agency to a B-Corp RPO consultancy with a commitment to true DE&I policies. Pats insights provided a compelling vision of a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable future for the recruitment industry. By sharing our journey, DiSRUPT hopes to pave the way for other agencies seeking to embrace similar values and practices.