In parallel to its active involvement with Live for Good, a charity working to accelerate young social entrepreneurs' projects, SQLI chose to support La Cravate Solidaire, which collects work clothes in order to promote the access to employment of people with low income. A major clothing collection campaign has therefore been organised at the end of June at its branches in France, Benelux, Switzerland and Morocco.
Aware of social and environmental issues and of the important role it has to play to provide the most efficient solutions, the SQLI Group and its employees have deployed various initiatives over the past few years to protect the environment and are also committed to concrete actions to back up associations, particularly those working with children, such as Make a Wish, Ela, SOS Villages d’Enfants or Le Rire Médecin.
SQLI is continuing its work this year and organising "Charity Month" at the company in June, during which all its staff are again to be involved, helping two charities this time round: Live for Good and La Cravate Solidaire.
SQLI shall also pay La Cravate Solidaire a financial contribution, calculated according to the weight of clothing collected. Employees may top up this sum by successfully completing challenges.
Starting with the fact that physical appearance is one of the principal sources of discrimination at job interviews and that not everyone has the means to buy appropriate clothes or knowledge of verbal and non-verbal conventions, La Cravate Solidaire set itself the goal of promoting the integration of job-seekers. It offers comprehensive support to the charity's beneficiaries.
After the campaign, the clothes shall be sorted and redistributed at Helping Hand workshops. During these workshops, image consultants coach candidates and offer them a set of work clothes. They then attend a mock job interview including debriefing and finally are photographed to add the finishing touch to their CV.
The objective is to restore their confidence by giving them the best possible chances of their interview going well.
Since 2012, nearly 1,000 people were able to benefit from this support and 70% of them saw their interview go well after the Helping Hand workshop.
Find out more about La Cravate Solidaire.