Social enterprises are businesses that are changing the world for the better. Like traditional businesses they aim to make a profit, however they reinvest or donate their profits to create positive social change. Digital Anthropology are passionate about the role social enterprises can play in delivering high-quality services that unite communities.
The Workforce Exchange Campaign
With the impact of the Covid-19 virus on businesses and workers likely to be felt for months and years to come, Digital Anthropology’s solution is an innovative new staff deployment exchange. The complete imbalance in resourcing needs between “essential” outlets, such as supermarkets, and outlets catering to more discretionary spend has shifted up a gear.
Our exchange platform allows staff to work for us on a voluntary basis and to be requested by any business or charity needing resources in this difficult time. As the individuals are volunteers they will not receive any salary reward but will of course be paid expenses and be fully supported by Digital Anthropology.
Digital Anthropology has written an open letter to all MPs and is currently reaching out to organisations across the UK to encourage participation and to help the areas where most needed.
We believe that:
- All public sector contracts should be outsourced to social enterprises, ensuring profits are reinvested back into the communities they serve rather than the pockets of shareholders
- All business owners should have a balanced portfolio – combining their traditional earning-per-share-business alongside a social enterprise
- Buying from a social enterprise is more powerful and sustainable than doing ‘social good’ or making a charitable donation
At Digital Anthropology, we are engaging with businesses, politicians and workers to ensure they are in the best possible position to deal with an uncertain future.
The people business
Digital Anthropology works with businesses who through downturn need to make people redundant. Digital Anthropology as a social enterprise take on employees to ensure their ongoing employment. That can be ‘rented’ back to their original employer for as many hours as needed whilst enjoying a re-invigorated career, working multi-portfolio for more than one company.