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Talent Day 2014 – Give, Reflect, Celebrate

Talent Day marks the day that Talent International was founded. It is a day when Talent stops to Give – back to the wider community, Reflect – on the year that has been, and Celebrate – wins and achievements.

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This year, celebrating its 19th year in the IT&T Recruitment industry, the company had one of its most progressive years to-date and much to celebrate. In the last 12 months, the organisation has achieved some key milestones.

December last year, we saw Talent expand into the IT Consultancy space, with the acquisition of Agile Logic, the first step in the company’s five year plan to create a market-leading IT consultancy service across the APAC region.

In March of this year, the organisation launched the 2014 Talent Unleashed Awards, discovering and supporting social change makers, entrepreneurs, startups and digital platforms across the APAC region that are helping to transform the world we live in.

March was a very busy month as Talent successfully acquired a fifty percent stake in The 100 Company. This enabled rapid expansion in the UK, with new office locations in Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester to add to its global portfolio.

August marked the month of the Talent RISE launch, a foundation which will unite the spirit of 15 million global technology professionals to collectively roll up their sleeves and positively impact marginalised youth through education and employment opportunities.

In New South Wales, Talent RISE was unveiled to the community at the Annual Oasis Ball – hosted by a valued partner – Oasis Youth Support Network, at Sydney Town Hall. In Victoria, the Talent RISE mission was launched with Whitelion, another key partner, at their AFL lunch held at Melbourne’s MCC Members Dining Room, earlier this month.

Here is what Talent International did this year to Give back, Reflect and Celebrate its incredible 19th year in operation.

Adelaide & Brisbane – OZ Harvest

OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it, direct and free of charge, to 500 charities providing much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children.

Canberra – Legacy Week Fundraising

Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. We currently care for around 90,000 widows and 1,900 children and disabled dependants throughout Australia.

Melbourne – Whitelion

Whitelion is a non-profit community organisation that provides youth-focused gender and culturally specific services in several areas which include; mentoring, employment, role modeling, specialist outreach support and education based prevention programs.

Perth – Nulsen

Nulsen is one of Western Australia’s leading disability services providers focusing on people with profound intellectual and physical disabilities.

Sydney – The Big Issue

The Big Issue is a not-for-profit social enterprise that develops solutions to help homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people positively change their lives.

Sydney – Benevolent Society, Cook for Good & The Big Kitchen

The Benevolent Society teamed up with Cook for Good to host the Talent International team at Bondi Junction’s, The Big Kitchen.

Cook for Good – cook for their clients and then deliver to their door. The Community Care Team work with clients in the Eastern Suburbs with complex care needs to help them remain living independently in the community.

Sydney – OASIS – Youth Support Network

The Salvation Army’s response to youth homelessness in Sydney’s inner-city, the Oasis Youth Support Network (Oasis) provides a place of safety and care where young people can find refuge.

Sydney – Sydney Dogs and Cats

The Sydney Dogs and Cats Home has been taking care of Sydney’s lost and abandoned animals since 1946. In 1999, it evolved into a not-for-profit organisation and an active re-homing facility, which prides itself on placing no time limit on any adoptable animal that is in care. A group from Sydney helped to clean the cages and play with the animals.

Wellington – Pauatahanui Reserve

The Wellington team travelled to Pauatahanui Reserve to assist in the conservation of the reserve. The team spent the day tree planting and track graveling.

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Hong Kong – HandsOn Hong Kong (Kwun Tong)

Founded in 2007, HandsOn Hong Kong is a registered charity dedicated to community based volunteerism. We strive to be the first point of contact for individuals in Hong Kong who want to be involved in community service, and we actively recruit, train, and manage volunteers to participate in volunteer activities benefiting the local community.

Singapore – Beyond Social Services

Aimed to curb delinquency among disadvantaged young people and their families and to move them beyond their problems. Beyond Social Services develop young people who respect the law, value education and seek to become responsible persons.