Diversity and equality

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    Employing ex-offenders

    The results of the CIPD’s survey, Employing Ex-offenders to Capture Talent, is available on the CIPD website. Three-quarters of employers said they would consider hiring ex-offenders if they had the relevant skills...

    Ex-offenders survey

    The CIPD is carrying out an online survey to find out about employers’ experiences and concerns about employing ex-offenders, and what provisions would encourage them to open up job and training opportunities to this...

    Push to get offenders into work

    Offenders should get improved training and education to help them get jobs when they leave prison, the government has announced. Consultation has begun on a green paper, Reducing Re-Offending through Skills and Employment...

    Ikea hires offenders to boost retention

    Ikea UK is employing ex-offenders in a bid to combat high staff turnover in its London stores. Suzanne Gordon, employee relations adviser at Ikea UK, revealed that turnover in its London stores averaged 33 per cent. The...

    Ex-offenders offered new start

    An innovative partnership between government and one of the UK’s largest recruitment firms has been established to help reduce unemployment among ex-offenders. Reed Learning, the training and education arm of Reed,...

    Ex-offenders guide

    Guidance for HR professionals in the recruitment of ex-offenders has been issued by Nacro, the crime reduction charity. Recruiting Ex-offenders: the employer’s perspective argues that most former offenders in work are...

    ‘Job surgeries’ piloted to help ex-offenders

    Prisoners will have access to “job surgeries” as part of the government’s strategy to help ex-offenders back to work. The £4.5 million-a-year scheme drawn up by the prison service’s Custody to...

    How to... recruit ex-offenders

    In January the crime reduction charity Nacro will publish a report, Recruiting ex-offenders: the employers’ perspective, based on the observations of some of the country’s leading employers who were invited to...

    Ex-offenders need more training

    Businesses and employer organisations should push the government for more funding to train prison inmates and improve their employability, delegates at a PM/CIPD fringe event heard. Malcolm Houghton-le-Chapple, head of HR...

    Educate prisoners and fill the skills gap (news)

    Businesses and employer organisations such as the CIPD should push the DfES for more funding to train prison inmates and improve their employability, delegates heard at a PM/CIPD fringe event. Malcolm Houghton-le-Chapple...