IAOP Partners with Tent Partnership for Refugees to Mobilize the BPO Sector in Support of Refugees
"We were thrilled to learn about Tent Partnership for Refugees and their impact sourcing initiatives, particularly relating to BPO firms, hiring Venezuelan refugees," said Debi Hamill, IAOP CEO. "The partnership between Tent and IAOP is a natural fit, given our impact sourcing footprint, and we're pleased to align to bring awareness and support this important work."
IAOP has long been involved in impact sourcing, which happens when companies prioritize suppliers that intentionally hire people who otherwise have limited employment opportunities. Impact sourcing has been shown to provide many business benefits for suppliers, including access to new sources of talent, higher levels of employee engagement, and lower attrition rates while offering employees their first step onto a career ladder that leads to economic self-sufficiency through income growth, skills development, and professional advancement.
Yaron Schwartz, Impact Sourcing lead at the Tent Partnership for Refugees, said: "The partnership between Tent and IAOP will be critical to mobilizing the BPO sector in support of refugees. Integrating refugees into a company's workforce isn't just good for society - refugees are hard-working, motivated employees who tend to stay longer with their employers. Companies stand a lot to gain by integrating this talented group into their workforce."
Tent recently presented a session on "Supporting Venezuelan Refugees in Colombia Through Impact Sourcing" at IAOP's Impact Sourcing conference. View the presentation here (https://youtu.be/
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About Tent Partnership for Refugees
With more and more refugees displaced for longer periods of time, businesses have a critical role to play in helping refugees integrate economically in their new host communities. The Tent Partnership for Refugees mobilizes the global business community to improve the lives and livelihoods of 30 million refugees who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries. Find out more at www.tent.org (https://www.tent.org/)
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