Social Benefit- How Birmingham can Profit from its Businesses
By: Absolute Interpreting and Translations
The Social Benefit of Employment
Perhaps the most obvious form of social value a business can imbue into its operating region is employment. Job creation is more than just providing a source of income; it also gives people key transferable skills. Hence the government launching the apprenticeship scheme equipping young people with key skills for the workplace.
When asked about whether he was aware of the social value of creating a skilled population and if he'd had taken any steps to help generate a skilled workforce in Birmingham, Emal Haidari, Managing Director and Founder of Absolute Interpreting and Translations Ltd had this to say:
"As Absolute Interpreting and Translations Ltd is a professional translation agency, we require all of our employees to be qualified; this lead to supply problems. To counter this, we decided to offer our CIPSI training course qualifying our employees. We've also been used of the government's apprenticeship scheme, as well as international internship opportunities by employing apprentices and hosting translation internship programs within our office"- Managing Director Absolute Interpreting and Translations
The Social Benefit of Professional Service Providers
Sectors that are frequently commissioned by the public sector, such as education, law and medicine, tend to have obvious and immediate social benefits to society. Thus, some institutions are listed as charities and have some tax exemptions, despite operating on a for-profit basis e.g. schools. When asked how she felt about the nature of the service Absolute Interpreting and Translations Ltd provides, Sohaela Noor, the Co-founder, had this to say.
"While Absolute Interpreting is not listed as a charity, language service is listed as a profession. At Absolute, this is widely known. We have worked with (https://www.absolute-
Summary- Social Benefit
Businesses will naturally benefit society, especially when business act in a socially conscious manner and engage with stakeholders. This is becoming more widely accepted among firms, as can be seen from the manner in which Absolute Interpreting and Translations operates. Should individuals reciprocate good practice with approval then we will doubtlessly see this trend