Diversity and equality

Index here items on equal opportunities, managing diversity and inclusion.

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    Positive results for ex-offenders

    Hiring ex-offenders has been a positive experience for most HR professionals that have done so, according to CIPD-backed research. The main problem with recruiting ex-offenders was the attitudes of colleagues and customers...

    Going straight, with some help (ex-offenders)

    Steven Whittaker is 22 and a former heroin addict, whose crime sprees have landed him in prison “more times than I can remember”. But now he is clean and has been out of jail for three months. It might not seem...

    Employment aid for prisoners

    The government has launched a pilot scheme aimed at helping prisoners to find a job before their release from jail. Prison inmates will have access to touch-screen JobPoint computers, usually used in JobCentre Plus, through...

    CIPD supports ex-offenders

    The CIPD has thrown its weight behind a growing drive to encourage organisations to employ ex-offenders. With offenders comprising a significant part of the workforce – more than 30 per cent of men under the age of...

    Employers with conviction

    Many organisations don’t ask about criminal records when recruiting; some prefer not to know. If they do ask for this information, blanket exclusion policies tend to be in place. We know from anecdotal research carried...

    Ex-offenders ‘will be excluded’

    Nacro – the organisation responsible for the resettlement of ex-offenders – has warned that hundreds of thousands of people with criminal convictions could be permanently excluded from the jobs market when the...

    Jobs for ex-offenders

    Your news piece, “Ex-offenders ‘unfairly treated’” (25 March), reported that Nacro is urging firms to adopt equality policies for ex-offenders, based on the relevancy of the conviction to the job sought...

    Ex-offenders ‘unfairly treated’

    Unemployed offenders are twice as likely to reoffend on release from jail than those who find jobs, according to the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (Nacro). They also face an “alarming”...