Soho based agency is the first to sign up to new platform
3 Monkeys Zeno today announce a partnership with hundo, an entry-level talent solution focused on connecting forward thinking employers with Gen Z talent. The agency will be the first PR consultancy to sign up to the platform, alongside businesses Reed Group, HR Datahub and Captify.
Founded in 2020 by Esther O'Callaghan OBE and Piers Collins, hundo is a social impact company that aims to solve youth unemployment and boost ED&I at scale. Employer partners who are serious about tackling diversity and inclusion work through three ‘Career Collab’ phases designed to reinvent how they recruit.
The phases include an initial Scorecard which provides industry benchmarking and Gen Z insights; a second Launchpad stage where hundo content creators showcase the company to their community and thirdly, direct access to a pool of Gen Z talent who are looking to enter the comms industry. Hiring with hundo includes ongoing in-placement support which delivers higher retention rates, providing more successful outcomes for both the young person and the business.
The partnership follows 3 Monkeys Zeno setting diversity targets of a minimum 20% BAME representation by 2023 and a minimum 25% in 2024, across all levels of the agency.
3 Monkeys Zeno Managing Director Jo Patterson said: “Esther and the team at hundo have created a way to open up not just comms, but every employment sector to people who simply haven’t been able to find a way in. We’re super proud to be the first PR agency to work with hundo and would urge others to follow suit.”
"Companies with diverse workforces perform better” said Esther O’Callaghan. “And the hundo Career Collab offers an innovative, new way for employers to engage with their future hires and attract a diverse range of talent. I'm delighted that 3 Monkeys Zeno is working with us and taking the initiative to drive meaningful change within the PR industry."
hundo.careers is an end-to-end entry-level talent solution designed to more effectively connect forward-thinking employers with Gen Z talent through a SaaS model that brings EdTech and HRTech together in one dynamic marketplace. Ultimately, young people will be able to learn, work and earn online through the hundo platform wherever they are in the world.
About 3 Monkeys Zeno
3 Monkeys Zeno is the London arm of Zeno Group, the fiercely independent and global integrated communications agency, born from PR. We bring together the boldest and brightest talent to help clients across industries and sectors unleash the power of strategic communications. Guided by our ‘Fearless Pursuit of the Unexpected,’ we push the boundaries to achieve real business value and societal impact for clients. Winner of the industry’s most coveted awards including the 2021 PRWeek Agency of the Year and a two-time winner of PRWeek’s Best Places to Work, Zeno has also been previously named Creative Agency of the Year by PRovoke and recognized by the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Zeno is a DJE Holdings Company.