Working with Employers
We will ideally spend some time understanding the employer’s business needs and culture before carefully selecting the right candidates for the roles.
We then support the candidates through the disclosure and interview stages and beyond.
Employing people with past convictions is a relatively new concept for most employers. There has been significant coverage in the media coupled with a realisation from Government that employment is a key area to reducing re-offending rates. The cost to the UK are at last count approx £15 billion per year. We are now starting to see significant examples of just what an untapped talent pool is available and that with the right help, support and assistance they can make a success of their lives into the future. Without employment opportunities for people with past convictions, it naturally creates a real problem for society as a whole.
All candidates are assessed and must show that they are ready for employment, have a desire to change and engage fully with our programme of support. We can look to bridge the skills gaps that employers may be struggling to fill and aim to become a reliable source of talent for their business needs.
Whether it is to help you reduce the impact of issues such as Brexit or post Covid 19, to explore an alternative way of recruiting staff, or to contribute towards Corporate Social Responsibility, we are here to add a social value the HR departments in our region.
The selection process is key to everything; matching the right candidate at the right time with the right employer. Our experienced staff are available to help at every stage.
We manage the process closely, with each candidate being mentored and their background fully understood before we introduce them to our network of social value invested employers. We frequently attend the initial interview if necessary and believe in being open, honest and transparent with all of our referrals.
We place the same mentor with the candidate and employer enabling them to deal with any questions or advice efficiently and effectively.