Perhaps you’ve heard of the rehabilitation revolution – it’s been much debated at parliamentary level for some time. But we’re here to ensure it happens. We’ve created a pathway to connect business and ex-offenders, and support both parties throughout every step of the ensuing employment journey. We offer specialist legal advice, HR guidance, staff training and more, so that from start to finish, you only face opportunities, not obstacles.
We charge a fixed fee to devise and execute a two year ex-offender employment strategy, tailored to your business and inclusive of all candidate sourcing, training, mentoring and compliance. We’ll manage the whole process, with the support and input of related charities and/or training providers, if you wish. That means no additional concerns for your HR department, only the enrichment that comes with an inclusive, socially strong hiring policy.
As a social enterprise, we are committed to improving the lives of all members of the community, regardless of their criminal record. We’re therefore working hard to break down the barriers that restrict employment opportunities for ex-offenders. The economic and societal benefits of ex-offender recruitment are vast, but so too are the commercial advantages of such a hiring strategy.
With interest in ex-offender employment on the rise, the types of brands adopting such a hiring strategy are incredibly varied. However, Offploy’s experience to date centres primarily on the retail, manufacturing, industrial, construction and healthcare sectors – areas where particular potential exists and labour is in short supply. In many instances the basic skill-sets are already in place and training programmes can be rolled out with relative ease.
Offploy is the brainchild of entrepreneur Jacob Hill, a successful businessman who, on paper, is also ‘categorised’ as an ex-offender. His plan for this specialist HR company began to take shape whilst still inside prison so, upon his release, he quickly attracted private investment, social entrepreneurship funding and the support of notable names including Sir Richard Branson.