Ban the Box
Following in-depth research and consultation with local communities, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has set up a £2 million fund to address the factors behind youth violence. It is seeking a comprehensive, community-led response with loal business playing their part. This event is an opportunity to find out more.
The UK Supreme Court has issued a ruling stating that the criminal records disclosure regime, as it applies to multiple convictions and childhood warnings and reprimands, is disproportionate. Jessica Rose, Campaign Manager at Business in the Community responds.
Just 17 of the 110 businesses signed up to Business in the Community's Ban the Box campaign have a presence in Scotland. This means many Scottish companies are missing out on an untapped pool of talent, while putting up barriers to people who seeking work in order to turn their lives around
From 15 to 26 October 2018, Business in the Community is marking the 5th anniversary of Ban the Box, which calls on UK employers to give ex-offenders a fair chance to compete for jobs by removing the criminal records tick box from application forms.
How Donna found work with Costain
How Colin broke the cycle of reoffending
How recruiters are changing the outlook for jobseekers with criminal convictions
Read how companies such as Costain, Tideway and North Midland Construction are developing tailored approaches for directly recruiting ex-offenders from prisons
Don’t take a tick box approach to finding your next new recruit. Remove the criminal record tick box from application forms; ask about candidates’ criminal convictions later.
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