Note: Because the situation in Ukraine is active, and evolving, we’ll be updating this blog as an ongoing reference.
Our world seems to be spinning so fast these days but felt like it stopped for a moment when Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022.
At Hired, we support the people caught in this invasion, who are forced to defend or flee their homes. To that end, we’re cataloging initiatives and other ways to support them in employment or otherwise here.
First, we’re matching up to $5K in employee donations. Currently, Hired team members have contributed $2.5K, so plus our corporate total, we’ve donated $7.5K so far to nonprofit organizations supporting the Ukraine crisis.
Second, we’re waiving any placement fees for employers on Hired’s platform who hire displaced talent and who are experiencing refugee status. Currently, we have several dozen talented Ukrainians and graduates from CodeYourFuture on our platform looking for roles.
This platform is free-to-post and open to Ukrainian refugee candidates and to companies everywhere. Based on years of experience working with refugees from past crises, finding work and meaningful employment is crucial to securing financial stability. It also provides a foundation for people to begin new lives and secure futures.
The portal functionalities include:
Since the first day of the crisis, The Adecco Group colleagues in bordering countries have worked to support Ukrainian colleagues and associates affected by the war. Teams in Easten Europe are applying multiple efforts on the ground and with multilateral organizations and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Here is a short list of some the concrete actions taken, summarized by CEO of The Adecco Group Alain Dehaze in a recent post:
In addition, The Adecco Group joined the Tent Partnership for Refugees in 2020. It is a coalition of more than 170 major companies committed to including refugees. The Adecco Group is also intervening on a number of levels in the countries where it operates through its global business units Adecco, LHH, AKKA & Modis.
Hired’s partners are actively involved in this and prior situations involving international placements.
A UK-based nonprofit organization, CodeYourFuture (CYF) trains disadvantaged people such as refugees to become software developers before helping them find work in the tech industry.
If you’re an employer on the Hired platform, search “CodeYourFuture” to find CYF graduates.
Oyster CEO Tony Jamous recently announced a donation of $15K to the Ukrainian Red Cross to aid humanitarian support to Ukrainians.
In addition, they plan to release a product dedicated to refugee hiring soon while currently waiving monthly fees for companies worldwide hiring Ukrainian refugees in the next 12 months.
Finally, they’re assisting any affected Oyster staff in relocating to safer countries while continuing to provide resources to educate the broader community how to solve complex challenges such as these. Here is a blog from Oyster’s library about how to support team members in Ukraine.
Currently, Remote offers two programs designed to help refugees like those in the Ukrainian crisis.
This program is available to help Ukrainians and anyone displaced by this invasion. If you are interested in hiring Ukrainian refugees remotely, Remote can provide employer of record services to help hire and onboard talent at no cost.
The European Union has activated the Temporary Protection Directive to grant protection for Ukrainian nationals. The Remote Relocation program helps partners navigate through the permits needed and identify relocation options.
To raise awareness, build understanding, and share best practices on the labor market integration of refugees, please see these additional resources.
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