HSS Hire, Oakland House, 76 Talbot Road, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 0PQ
Thursday 7th November 2019 (13:00 – 16:30)
Employing Ex-offenders to Address the Skills Gap in Construction
Do you struggle to fill your vacancies or achieve S106 outcomes?
Facing a relatively low unemployment rate, and a tightening labour market, many employers in the construction industry are struggling to find people with the right talent, skills, abilities and mindset to fill their vacancies. Some also struggle to recruit and retain talent from excluded groups when accomplishing their S106 outcomes.
Over 11 million people in the UK (around 20% of the workforce) hold a criminal record. Many of these individuals may have committed relatively minor offences, come from disadvantaged backgrounds and have a wide range of skills and abilities – yet they face immense barriers to working in construction.
Many employers also struggle to understand their legal rights and responsibilities when considering applicants from this vast potential talent pool. Some employers worry about a perceived impact on insurance, securing certain contracts or even reputational risks. Now, more than ever, employers need specialist support to navigate this complex area.
The Mind the Gap (MTG) Project is a three-year initiative commissioned by the CITB. A consortium of partners, led by Lendlease, aims to reduce skills gaps and improve S106 outcomes by providing construction industry employers with the knowledge, skills, training and support they need to recruit serving prisoners, offenders on licence and other people with criminal records who are motivated to work.
Nacro, one of the MTG partners, is delivering a free half-day safer recruitment training session hosted by HSS Hire for HR professionals and others responsible for recruitment and retention decisions, to equip them with the knowledge and practical resources needed to confidently recruit ex-offenders, ensure their processes comply with recent changes to legislation and manage and mitigate any potential risks involved.
Who is it for?
HR professionals with responsibility for recruitment decisions, policy developments and workforce planning. It will also be relevant to in-house employment lawyers; as well as those with responsibility for safeguarding, staff retention and equality and diversity matters.
By the end of this you will:
To reserve a place or obtain further information about the session contact:
Dominic Headley, Nacro / Mind the Gap Consultant
Mobile: 07399 814199
Please note there are only 20 spaces available for the workshop.