New official guide for employers on open recruitment

Published by the Department for Work and Pensions in partnership with Business in the Community, the guide, Strengthening your workforce with talent from disadvantaged groupscomes after high demand from the business world for more help and support for employers to become inclusive.

Part of the See Potential campaign, it’s already been welcomed by the FSB Chairman Mike Cherry in the Telegraph’s Business pages last week and by the CBI’s President Paul Drechsler, CBE, in the Great Business Debate online. Many business organisations, such as the Institute of Directors, British Chambers of Commerce and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation are also behind the new toolkit.

See Potential infographic

With a particular section on people with criminal records, it includes 7 top tips for employers that have been drawn from our principles of fair chance recruitment and lists six useful organisations, including Unlock.

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More information

  1. The official guide can be downloaded from the See Potential website.
  2. The guide has been added to the useful resources section of this site.
  3. We have ten principles of fair chance recruitment which the guide draws on in its top tips.
  4. Read Unlock’s response to the guide on the main Unlock website.

 

 

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