Rubicon’s May Charity Draw – Poole Hospital Charity

Congratulations to the Poole Hospital charity, our winners for May’s draw, who are due to receive a cheque for £200 presented in our Great Chamber.

Nominated by Sphera, the largest global provider of Operational Excellence software and information services, the funds raised by Poole Hospital Charity help to pay for additional equipment, research and innovations, as well as finishing touches and ‘extras’ that complement the existing high quality care for patients at the Hospital.


How does our charity draw work?

Since December 2016 we’ve committed to holding a monthly draw to select a charitable cause who will receive a £200 donation from us. We’re inviting local employers and staff to submit the details of their chosen charities who will then be in with a chance of winning.

On the last Thursday of each month we’ll enter all the charity submissions into the prize draw. A winning charity will be drawn at random and a representative from that charity will be invited into our offices in Poole to receive the £200 donation from Rubicon.

Each month we’ll publish on our company blog the details of the draw and the charity benefiting from our donation, as well as the company that submitted the winning charity.

There’s no limit to the amount of applications we can process for each charity, the greater the number of requests you can generate, the higher the chances that your charity will be drawn and receive our monthly donation.

To enter a charity into the draw click here.

Rubicon’s April Charity Draw – 4Com Foundation

Congratulations to the 4Com Foundation, our charity draw winner for April who are due to receive a cheque for £200, presented in our Great Chamber.

Established in 2014 the 4Com Foundation organises various fundraising and other charitable activities. In recent years they have raised over £100,000 by doing various challenges, such as the 40 Mile Lyke Wake Walk, The Welsh 3 Peaks and most recently, Tough Mudder.


How does our charity draw work?

Since December 2016 we’ve committed to holding a monthly draw to select a charitable cause who will receive a £200 donation from us. We’re inviting local employers and staff to submit the details of their chosen charities who will then be in with a chance of winning.

On the last Thursday of each month we’ll enter all the charity submissions into the prize draw. A winning charity will be drawn at random and a representative from that charity will be invited into our offices in Poole to receive the £200 donation from Rubicon.

Each month we’ll publish on our company blog the details of the draw and the charity benefiting from our donation, as well as the company that submitted the winning charity.

There’s no limit to the amount of applications we can process for each charity, the greater the number of requests you can generate, the higher the chances that your charity will be drawn and receive our monthly donation.

To enter a charity into the draw click here.

Pondering Progress over Pizza – Open Sauce Roundtable

Back in February, the Open Sauce team and sponsors Rubicon Recruitment, Steele Raymond Solicitors and PKF Francis Clark met with local business minds to ponder over the impact of Artificial Intelligence on ‘The Future’.

Triggered by Chris Thorpe’s discussion on how AI (Artificial Intelligence) & Robots will impact the world of work, the discussion focused on what other changes the age of AI could bring to our daily lives. The conversation explored potential advancements in AI, and acknowledged our own industry experiences involving emerging technology. Read more

Rubicon’s Charity Initiative – What’s the idea?

There has never been more fundraising activity for charities than now and whilst this is undoubtedly a good thing for certain higher profile and well-funded charities, it’s perhaps becoming a little wearisome for those of us repeatedly and frequently targeted to contribute.

At Rubicon Recruitment Group, the Poole High Street located recruitment consultancy celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, their alternative approach to charitable fundraising manages to combine quirkiness with fairness whilst providing a very generous and interactive process that doesn’t rely on raising money from the general public or other businesses. Read more

Your Rights

Hopefully you leave your company on amicable and ideally positive terms, but how do you know when you have an employment contract that is unreasonable or you risk losing your new job because of fears of bad references?  

The information below serves as a guideline only to your rights once you have resigned.  If you have an irreconcilable dispute, please contact the Citizens Advice Bureau, an HR professional or a Solicitor for further advice. Read more

Handing in your notice

Congratulations on being offered your new position, now comes the often daunting task of handing in your notice.

Sometimes this stage of resigning can be more nerve-racking than the interview itself, especially if you’ve been with your present company for a long time. Read more

Rubicon’s February Charity Draw – Together for Short Lives

For February’s winner of our charity draw, we have decided to sponsor the Hall & Woodhouse Beer Festival which raises money for their chosen charity, Together for Short Lives.

The 2017 Beer Festival, held on Saturday 24th June will generate funds providing support to the families of children who are effected by conditions that are expected to shorten their lives. It also supports the professionals who help take care of them during these difficult times. Read more