CSR: Improving lives together

We all know the importance of putting back into the community that we live and work in. That’s why at every office we have around the world we all take the time to raise money, volunteer and sponsor charities to help reshape our community.

At the start of 2016 we set ourselves a new goal: to enhance our CSR efforts across our global business. Our challenge as an organisation is to contribute the equivalent of a million euros to charities and worthy causes across the Morgan McKinley global footprint of offices. We call it the Morgan McKinley Million.

In short it is about harnessing the collective goodwill and team spirit of our 800 people to do more by going beyond to improve the lives of others. In order for us to do this we have to push ourselves well beyond what we have done in the past. To put into context, this will be at least 10 times more than we have done in the last 3 years! So we organised teams in every country: Ireland, UK, France, China, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Australia to really start planning, and on the 5th July 2016 we launched the initiative across our Global business.

From the UK to Australia and Tokyo to Singapore, we all participate in a range of events and fundraisers, and you can be a part of it too! We’ve partnered with charities such as Unicef (Hong Kong), Bliss (UK), Careers Ready (UK), River of Hearts (Shanghai), and Lou's Place (Australia), to name just a few. Our staff have participated in Nuts Challenge obstacle courses, Sorting Days, marathons, and bake sales to raise money for those in need. Have a look at some of our events that we’ve done around the world and see how you could take part when you work at Morgan McKinley.

Dress for Success is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of women by providing them with professional clothing, interview training and a support network. Morgan McKinley has been supporting the charity for almost a year now and it is... continue reading
Over 100 tax professionals from a wide range of organisations converged and crammed into Cornhill’s Pitcher & Piano on Wednesday night (11th November) to take part in Morgan McKinley’s Annual Tax Client Pub Quiz event. As ever, the beer and wine was flowing and we hope... continue reading
On Saturday 19th September four colleagues and I took part in a charity event: abseiling down Broadgate Tower, London. The Broadgate Tower abseil is currently the highest civilian abseil in the UK at 541ft and a staggering 35 floors! This brilliantly organised event was in... continue reading
Thursday, 3 September marks Morgan McKinley’s second annual trivia fundraiser in conjunction with our charity partner, Odyssey House. Last year’s event saw 90 young professionals and wise grey hairs alike battle it out at the Arthouse Hotel in Sydney’s CBD, with this year’... continue reading
Here at Morgan McKinley, we pride ourselves not only on our high-quality recruitment services, but also our sense of responsibility to help those in need. This quarter, our event allowed our guests to not only have fun networking, but do so in the spirit of charity. On... continue reading
On Thursday, 18th June our London Morgan McKinley contract teams held a celebratory Summer Boat Party. We were blessed by the weather on the night and had a great turnout from all our divisions with over 60 guests on board. This was the first event for 2015 and having... continue reading
As I made my way to work this morning in the drizzle, wrapped up in my new winter coat I passed a few less fortunate individuals who were huddled in a doorway with only a sleeping bag protecting them from the cold and rain. Originally being from the UK, I find Sydney... continue reading
Morgan McKinley Hong Kong embarked on a 5-hour hike and tree-planting journey on Saturday 6th June, to mark the World Environment Day which was on June 5th, with a local charity called HandsOn Hong Kong. Morgan McKinley planted no less than 50 trees to help fight pollution... continue reading
The month of May is a special one for me, primarily because it’s the time of year that twenty to thirty 40 somethings, all lycra clad males and females, embark on our annual charity pilgrimage to the tsunami and earthquake devastated regions of Miyagi in Tohoku. (Read more... continue reading
Careers Day – something that I wish my school provided me when I was working through my A Levels, wondering what I wanted to do with my life. What University should I go to? What career should I choose? It’s hard enough being a teenager at the best of times but even harder... continue reading