There has been a media frenzy recently, as news of Offploy’s mission has spread throughout the Yorkshire business press and beyond. We’ve been inundated with positive feedback and messages of support via Twitter and LinkedIn too.
But a particular highlight has to be an interview with Personnel Today, one of the UK’s leading authorities on HR and employment news and guidance.
Our founder Jacob Hill spoke to this national title about how employers can help break the re-offending cycle. It’s a subject Personnel Today hasn’t covered since 2013 so it was great to reignite the interest of readers with an overview of the current landscape, an insight into Jacob’s journey to date, and some practical advice to get started with new ex-offender hiring strategies.
Commenting on the interview, Jacob said: “This was a fantastic opportunity, not just to highlight the Offploy brand and our very niche specialism, but also to explain to employers small and large, what impact they could have if they got involved with the rehabilitation revolution.
“The stats speak for themselves so I included quite a lot in my Personnel Today commentary. But I was also open and honest about my experiences of the UK’s prison and reform system, where I think the gaps lie, and what I think we should do next, as businesses, to address them. We’re not about citing criticism and pointing the figure of blame. We’re about taking action and making progress, for the good of the ex-offenders themselves, employers as they tackle newfound recruitment and retention challenges, and wider communities as they continue to shoulder the economic burden of re-offending.”
If you missed the feature, you can catch up here: http://www.personneltoday.com/hr/how-employers-can-break-the-re-offending-cycle/. We’d love to hear your thoughts and, if you enjoy the article, please share via Twitter.