It takes a very good recruiter to really overcome stereotypes and the picture of ex-offenders which is in the mind of inexperienced recruiters is overtly negative. Most people don’t think of Princess Anne or Stephen Fry.
Here is a more accurate picture that is painted by Zoe from the Greater Manchester Probation Team on Russell Webster’s Blog.
It’s a useful background resource for HR professionals to use in their Diversity Training.
via Russell Webster – The Usual Suspects.
The Right Step Programme has been doing some outstanding work with employers to promote. Here are the details of their conference and a practical tool kit for any employer.
The event was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Stansted Airport , Essex. and 140 private, public and third sector oragnisations registered to attend. At the conference a Toolkit, developed by and for employers, was launched to join the Code of Practice which was published last year. Also launched were the first twelve of a series of case studies which have been recorded over the course of the project as examples of good practice.
Here’s the link for much more detail
The Right Step Conference: Breaking Down Barriers to Employment
Also excellent video from Chapelfield Shopping Centre Norwich