We’ll talk to you about the current employment landscape and your experiences of hiring ex-offenders. It’s then important to understand your objectives, and exactly how we can help you achieve them.
We’ll make you aware of all of your legal requirements, working with you every step of the way to ensure utmost compliance and non-discriminatory recruitment processes. This is one of the most popular elements of our service, in the eyes of wider business stakeholders.
We won’t just help you review and edit your HR policies when the relationship first begins. We’ll regularly update these policies too, in line with industry changes. We can even help you source appropriate insurances.
With an extensive database of prospective candidates, we’ll help you find the ex-offenders best suited to your roles. We can support you with the interview process, or simply connect you with the applicants that might fit the bill.
We’ll work with your HR team to establish a non-discriminatory external hiring process, utilising an anonymous system which enables wider applicants to declare a criminal conviction in confidence. That way, they know the job offer or rejection will not be based on any previous offences*.
This is provided for everyone who will work alongside or come into contact with an ex-offender, within your business. The relationship should be no different than that between two colleagues without a criminal record, so it’s important that we remove stigma and instil feelings of confidence, safety and equality.
Collaborating with leading training providers to ensure maximum results, we will provide six months of mentoring for every one of your employees with a criminal conviction. This ensures both they and you get the most from the role fulfilment.
We’ll generate regular reports detailing statistics such as your ex-offender retention rate, contribution to UK crime reduction, and the money you are saving the wider economy. Such figures aren’t just well received in management meetings – they’ll strengthen your brand position too!
Your entire team will have access to our confidential HR and legal helplines, ensuring they find the answers to any questions they may have, however large or small. We also offer an amnesty service, enabling any employees with undeclared convictions to come forward in a safe and structured way.
You will have access to regular industry updates, as well as other educational resources including videos, guides and case studies from the world of ex-offender HR. It is our goal to keep you informed of the changing employment landscape and the difference you are making.
We can support you with any internal announcements to staff and other key stakeholders, to ensure clear, transparent and positive communications. Our PR team can even help you tell your story to the outside world, for added brand exposure.
We are the ex-offender employment experts, so are here to make your recruitment and retention strategy as successful as possible, for all concerned. So, if there’s anything else you think we can help you with, we’ll do our best or introduce you to wider experts in the field.
*Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, there are some instances where it is not possible to recruit someone with a criminal conviction.