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7 October - Need-to-know employment practices

This business seminar will examine a range of employment issues from incorporating flexible working into your organisation to recruiting locally and fairly.
Time and details: 
8:30-10:15am
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Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Síle Kelleher (pronounced Sheila)
Corporate Responsibility Manager

This event will see experts in their respective fields share their knowledge of employment issues helping Bankside businesses break down barriers to employment and fill their vacancies with excellent candidates. Book your space now

Employ SE1: The impact of local employment in the area with advice and guidance to support you on recruiting locally.

Employ SE1 is a free to the employer service designed to make recruiting local people easier for local businesses. There are many barriers to employment ranging from a lack of specific skills to concerns over long gaps in employment history and residents in Southwark are no less affected by these. Employers are often concerned about recruiting from the above mentioned groups. Listen to what Employ SE1 can do to help you find the right candidate as well as their plans to further support local recruitment going forward.

NACRO: Employing ex-offenders: making safe and fair recruitment decisions.

At least 10 million people in the UK have a criminal record. That’s over 20% of the working-age population – a vast pool of potential talent that many organisations either directly or indirectly exclude from their recruitment. Touching on some of the legal considerations, this presentation seeks to address some of the misconceptions about employing ex-offenders and outlines where you can get further advice and support with making safe and fair recruitment decisions.

Timewise: Is your organisation losing out on highly skilled candidates? It could be if flexible working isn’t mentioned as an option in the job advert.

This isn’t about zero hour contracts or low skilled or seasonal labour. This isn’t about people working flexibly in their current roles, the benefits of which are well documented elsewhere. This is about overtly offering candidates options to work flexibly at the point of hire. Timewise is going to share their recent research, case studies and experience of how and why employers have adopted flexible hiring and reasons why you should consider it too. Timewise will break down some of the barriers to flexible working for your organisation and make it a viable option for your recruitment.

This event will start promptly at 8:40am with speakers and Q&A time anticipated to finish for 10am. RSVP here

About the Speakers

  • EmploySE1 is a free-to-the-employer recruitment platform that allows employers within SE1 and some nearby postcodes to advertise roles of all types. They are built on a network of local recruitment support projects and aim to help local people into local jobs, including those furthest from the job market, ex-offenders, young people and those considered to have a disability. Employ SE1 use their links with employers within 4 BID areas to seek out roles that may often be unavailable to the local community and advise employers on how to seek alternative options when recruiting.
  • Nacro seeks to promote best practice among employers, education providers, and other organisations in the understanding and management of criminal record disclosure information. Nacro’s dedicated Employer Advice Service provides free, expert advice and operational support to employers and others organisations on managing criminal record matters relating to applicants or existing staff, students or volunteers. Nacro Legal Officers also offer training (in- house or public training sessions) and consultancy services to organisations on understanding relevant legislation, safer recruitment and admissions and undertaking risk assessments.
  • The Timewise Foundation is a social business, running recruitment and consultancy services to stimulate part time and flexible job opportunities. Its goal is that everyone should be able to find the flexibility they need in their careers, without reducing their value in the workplace. The foundation operates Women Like Us (the not for profit support service provided to parents who seek flexible jobs which can work in line with their care responsibilities), Timewise Jobs (a national jobs board for flexible vacancies) and Timewise Recruitment (a London recruitment agency).

Aug 17 2015