Formerly known as the 'COVID-19 Student Response Network', CSRN was founded in the wake of lockdown to bring together talented students from all over the UK with social impact organisations impacted by COVID-19. CSRN works with established student consultancies to secure and scope high impact management consulting projects with organisations driving social impact in regions impacted by crises.
The goal of CSRN is to support as many charities and social enterprises as possible in navigating the challenges brought about by 2020 by bridging the gap between talented students passionate about consulting and social impact organisations in need of support. Since their inception in April, CSRN has managed to bring about the support of over 120 organisations and looks to continue acting as a platform which connects talented students with social impact organisations in need of support.
The scale of the network’s impact to date has amassed them international recognition with the UK Government recently profiling the organisation as an ‘Outstanding Volunteer-led Response to the Global Pandemic’ and Jack Elliott, CSRN’s co-founder & CEO, receiving a ‘Points of Light’ award and a personal letter from the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. In addition to their COVID-19 response, CSRN are also responsible for running one of the world’s largest student-led responses to the Beirut explosion in Lebanon and have recently begun their expansion into Africa targeting their resources first at Rwanda, Zambia, Nigeria & Uganda.
To achieve their ambitions, CSRN recognised the need for a cloud-based talent acquisition platform that would enable them to recruit the very best talent from the student population to work on the expansion of their social impact globally. Alongside their global network of leading student consultancies, CSRN has a core team of 60 talented student volunteers whose responsibilities span across business development, with client services working hard to secure and scope high impact projects which cover everything from business strategy to data science and graphic design.
Having spoken with the team at CSRN, Eploy stepped in to provide free-of-charge access to Eploy’s Applicant Tracking System and Recruitment CRM platform, including a web-based careers portal where students can search and apply for current roles as well as join the CSRN Talent Pool.
Commenting on the partnership, CSRN’s co-founder and CEO, Jack Elliott said “We’re unbelievably grateful to be working with Eploy as their market-leading technology has enabled us to build specialist talent pools and streamline internal processes in a way which has completely transformed our recruitment capabilities. We’ve been overwhelmed by the quality of support we’ve already received from the team and look forward to utilising the infrastructure as we continue in our ambitions to scale our social impact globally.”
Paul Burgess, Eploy’s co-founder and CEO, commented: “The Covid-19 pandemic, combined with other crises across the globe, has hugely impacted everyone in 2020. At Eploy, we were blown away by the dedication and drive shown by CSRN and their team of student consultants who are giving their own time and expertise to help out across the globe – so we were only too happy to help out in whatever way we could by providing free access to our recruitment technology to ensure they can attract and deploy the best student talent across the full range of projects CSRN are providing.”
To find out more about CSRN and their work please visit https://csrn.org.uk/
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