Ian Martin Group

Technical Recruiting and Hiring Technology

Oakville, Ontario

Canada

ianmartin.com

About Ian Martin Group

Founded in 1957, the Ian Martin Group is North America's most progressive recruitment and project-staffing firm. As a Certified B Corporation, the company meets comprehensive standards that measure its impact on employees, suppliers, community, and the environment. Its guiding statement is: “building authentic connections around meaningful work.”

We became a B Corp to help clarify, define, and articulate our purpose as an organization. We hope to learn from other B Corps, improve our impacts, measure our progress, and become more transparent & accountable to that purpose. See our first 2 years of progress in this post: “Why be a B? An open letter to fellow business owners.”

The Ian Martin family includes technical recruitment divisions IME, IMT, IMIT & IMX – experts in Engineering, Telecom, IT and Executive Search respectively. The 500 Staffing is best understood as 'not so’ General Staffing.

Hirefly & Fitzii combine leading-edge technology with personality/culture/skills assessments to help match more people with Meaningful Work. 

The Change We Seek®

We believe in practicing ‘Stewardship’ – caring for what we do not own as if it were ours. We have an employee-led body called the Stewardship Council who represent our stakeholders to management. Our Stewardship Council has defined the change we seek:

We see a world with each and every person pursuing meaningful work.

  • We break down barriers to employment.
  • We unleash technical talent for a more innovative, more prosperous world.
  • We are changing the way business is done, creating benefit for people and our planet.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2012
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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10
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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Overall B Score
105
80

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Workers: Over 90% of workers are ‘engaged’ at work; Part-time and flextime work schedules are offered; Offers health & wellness program and matching for retirement savings; Company has an intentional education program around shared financials.

Community: >50% of revenues generated from clients residing locally to company headquarters; Over 75% of employees participate in company fundraising activities; Gives >10% profits to charity; Offers 100,000+ applicants each year funding for $25 microfinance loans on Kiva.org - see “Redeeming the Resume Black Hole”.

Environment: 100% of company facilities located in previously constructed buildings; Company has an environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) policy; Lowers carbon footprint using virtual meeting technology.

Miscellany: 

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Giving Programs

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