Irish Penal Reform Trust

UK: Department for Work & Pensions & Business in the Community, Guide to Open Recruitment

13th February 2017

The Department for Work & Pension has produced a new toolkit, written in partnership with Business in the Community, to help employers in all sectors in the UK review their recruitment practices to ensure they are open and fair for all candidates, including those from disadvantaged groups.

Following the steps in this guide will allow businesses to gain access to a previously untapped pool of potential talent, including those who are long-term unemployed, ex-offenders, care leavers, recovering addicts, homeless people, single parents and military veterans.

This resource has been produced as part of the UK Government's See Potential campaign, which encourages employers to re-think how they recruit, and to recognise the untapped potential within people from disadvantaged groups, in order to fill skills gaps and diversify the workforce.

Read the report here.

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