Our How to Ban the Box webinar on 20th January showcased two employer case studies, highlighting how and why they have signed up to Ban the Box; implementing a recruitment process that considers applications’ skills first before assessing the risk and relevance of any criminal convictions.
This research shows why working with people from disadvantaged groups works well for business; summarising analysis of the business benefits resulting from Work Inclusion programmes and partnerships.
Please note that individuals can only take part in the programme if they are referred. If you are interested in taking part in Ready for Work, please contact your support worker.
Partnering with Business in the Community to deliver Ready for Work offers a tried and tested model of supporting clients back into work that has been refined over a decade.
Partnering with Business in the Community’s Ready for Work programme gives access to national employers and a tried-and-tested model tailored for people facing multiple barrier to work. Over 55% of those completing Ready for Work gain employment, with nearly 78% sustaining it for over three months.
Business in the Community and Nacro delivered a series of workshops for key workers and advisors supporting young people with criminal convictions.
Visit leader: David Richardson, Regional Managing Director, Midlands, East & South West, Mid Markets, Commercial Banking, Lloyds Banking Group
Taz Virdee is the Training Officer for the YMCA in west London. To date, he has referred 141 of his clients to Business in the Community's national programme Ready for Work; he takes us through a normal day.
20 year old Zola now works part-time as a Customer Assistant at Marks & Spencer. He is also going to college, studying Maths and English. He is “happy working in retail and would like to see if [he] can progress.” But before October 2012, Zola's prospects seemed bleak.
Simon, a former rough sleeper from London, writes about his experiences of Ready for Work.