Sue Ryder knows that to #RecruitWithConviction reaches #Untapped Potential
I’m sure that Sue Ryder’s initial intentions were to contribute to a reduction in crime by employing people with criminal records and they truly deserve their award.
But they also got an unexpected bonus:
….34 offenders serving custodial sentences and 137 on probation or community sentences have volunteered in 30 of Sue Ryder’s shops. They have provided 825 volunteer hours a week, saving the charity nearly £260,000 – enough to cover the cost of five beds in one of its neurological care centres for a year…..
It’s also great that they are encouraging employers to take up training.
I was lucky enough to be involved in delivering ASERT Apex Scotland Employer Recruitment Training. Recruiters really benefit from understanding how to risk assess criminal record disclosure and it gives them confidence to make the right decision on whether or not to recruit the person with the criminal record.
Hopefully we will see more funding become available to deliver this sort of training.