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The Government has published a consultation on disability workforce reporting. The consultation is one of the commitments in the National Disability Strategy and will run until 25 March 2022.

The consultation seeks views on how employers with more than 250 employees might be encouraged to collect and report statistics about disability to make their workforces more inclusive. They want to build an evidence base to better understand:

PageGroup, a global recruitment specialist, has published a study which shines a light on the wide range of perceived barriers facing disabled individuals in the world of work. During a period of candidate shortages across multiple sectors, PageGroup polled 1,000 business leaders to understand the obstacles their business faces when looking to hire disabled candidates. 

The findings suggest the top five common barriers business leaders face are:

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Guidance

Here's one we missed when it was originally published. Greater Manchester's Hidden Talent team have published an updated version of their employer toolkit.

This learning resource provides easy-to-implement tips for employers. These can make recruitment processes more accessible for young people, ensuring a diverse range of talent is not overlooked. Although the focus is on opening up opportunity to young people with barriers to work, much of the toolkit's advice is good recruitment practice for any and all demographics. 

BASE is seeking to recruit a Chief Executive to continue our work following the announcement that our current Chief Executive, Huw Davies, is retiring in May 2022. We anticipate that the incoming Chief Executive will start on 1 April 2022 to allow for a planned handover. 

You will find details of the vacancy and how to apply at www.base-uk.org/job/chief-executive-base. The closing date is 4 January with interviews taking place on 10-11 January.

In the Long Term Plan (LTP), the NHS has committed to supporting 55,000 people with severe mental illness (SMI) through IPS services by 2023/24.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Covid-19, Recruitment, NEET
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Research

Generational progress in the UK is grinding to a halt. Those in their 20s and 30s today have incomes no higher than the previous generation at the same age and are worse off once housing costs are considered. The wage gap between older and younger workers has widened since the 2008 financial crisis and shows no signs of closing.

The Open University has published its annual Business Barometer report for 2021. 

The key points are:

The City of London Corporation and The Corbett Network are organising an employer event regarding the recruitment of people who have a criminal record. The conference takes place at the Mansion House, London on 23 September.

Over 11 million people in the UK have a criminal record. They possess a wide range of skills, qualifications and experience which employers need and from which they and their company can benefit.

BASE is one of 80 signatories to a letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to drive forward a coordinated cross-departmental approach to tackling short-term and long-term youth unemployment to ensure that there will be no ‘lost generation'.

The 80 organisations have come together through the Youth Employment Group to warn that despite government efforts for youngsters to get the help that they need to get into work through investment in employment support, education, training and jobs, the challenge for young people is far from over.

Ambitious about Autism has launched a survey to gather more evidence and data about young people’s experiences of looking for work and employment – in areas such as job applications, interviews and careers advice. 

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