Job ad for “underclass” applicants deemed “disturbing”

Commentators have criticised a job advert that invited applicants from “working-class, benefit class, criminal class and/or underclass” backgrounds.

Respectful recruitment moves us away from power dynamics

Recruitment can be a daunting process for all involved. Employers may struggle to find the perfect fit, while candidates face rounds of tests and interviews, often with uncertain outcomes. 

72% of employers choose skills assessments over CVs, research finds

Hiring professionals favour skills-based hiring over resumes, a survey commissioned by AI recruitment platform HireVue has revealed.

Turning intentions into outcomes: how businesses can make DE&I meaningful 

Over the last decade, we’ve seen inequalities brought to the fore and only exacerbated by socioeconomic challenges.

Asos is right to drop DEI targets – but for all the wrong reasons

Asos has announced that bosses will no longer need to meet diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) targets in order to receive annual bonuses. Instead, bonuses will hinge on the fashion giant meeting...

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A mindful approach to refugee recruitment

It’s Refugee Week. A week that celebrates the contributions, creativity, and resilience of people from refugee backgrounds.

When will we get serious about attracting disabled talent?

When I took up my role as government Disability and Access Ambassador for the recruitment industry, I said we had an unparalleled opportunity to deliver authentic disability inclusion and equity. And...

A third of autistic people say recruitment most difficult part of their career

Traditional recruitment involves unwritten social rules which are a barrier for autistic candidates, a new report has found.

Five ways to embrace new inclusive apprenticeship recruitment opportunities

More doors than ever have been opened by the latest ESFA apprenticeship funding rules, cementing opportunities for asylum seekers and opening up apprenticeships to qualifying prisoners, wishing to...

There’s a perfect storm brewing in the UK recruitment market

In the UK, two market forces are colliding with almost unprecedented consequences. On the one hand, unemployment remains at its lowest level since 1974. On the other, job vacancies, according to the...

Harnessing the rich potential of neurodiverse talent   

At least one in seven (almost 15%) people is neurodiverse. This itself encompasses a variety of conditions from being autistic or dyslexic, through to having Tourette’s syndrome or ADHD.

How neurodivergent individuals contribute to innovation

What do Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford and Richard Branson all have in common? They are some of history’s greatest innovators – and all are neurodivergent.