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Business Benefits from a free workshop around inclusive recruitment

10 May 2024

Businesses are invited to strengthen their links with education through an upcoming workshop.

Organised by the Leicester and Leicestershire Careers Hub and Business In The Community (BITC), the free event will offer insight to business benefits through the opportunity to learn more about inclusive recruitment, plugging skills gaps, and the roles of Enterprise Advisers.

The event is designed to encourage employers of all sizes to engage with schools, colleges and training providers, thereby developing relationships which help boost employment opportunities for young people.

Gerarde Manley, Leicester and Leicestershire Careers Hub Lead, said:

“Businesses can really benefit from linking up with education earlier and this event will offer firms the opportunity to see how they can get involved. The Careers Hub is working hard to make Leicester and Leicestershire more inclusive for all and helping businesses engage with education is one of the ways we hope to alter the recruitment landscape.”

Enterprise Advisers are among the Careers Hub’s flagship projects. It sees members of the local business community assigned to a school to offer insight into the world of work and share their experiences of engagement in this area for business benefits.

Anyone interested in the role is encouraged to attend the free workshop.
The event will be held on Wednesday 19 June at MIRA Technology Park, Nuneaton, between 8.30am and 11.30am.

Those attending the workshop will have the opportunity to draw up a framework using an Employer Standards self assessment tool and find out more about the impact of Enterprise Advisers locally – as well as how to become one.

Attendees will also learn about BITC’s Opening Doors campaign, which aims to help firms tap into a more diverse talent pool, attract and retain staff, and recruit into hard-to-fill vacancies.

Vimme Rathour, Senior relationship manager at BITC, said:

“Our Opening Doors campaign calls on employers to adopt inclusive recruitment processes. Our team will be there on the day to help businesses understand how small changes can make a big difference, benefiting them and the wider community.”

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