Hiring ex-offenders – why you’ll never look back
Deciding to hire ex-offenders might feel brave, but it opens up a vast new talent pool and can dramatically cut reoffending rates — which currently cost the UK £18bn a year 🡕
Hiring people with convictions brings greater diversity and customer engagement – according to Ministry of Justice data, 92% of firms that employ ex-offenders report that it has enhanced their reputation, ultimately leading to more contracts.
In a 90-minute webinar on Tuesday 23 November 2021 (10:00 - 11:30) we shared first-hand insight and practical advice on the importance of breaking down barriers, changing perceptions, and encouraging a diverse range of candidates to apply and succeed within your organisation. Catch up with the webinar in our replay, above!
Hosted by Offploy – a not-for-profit organisation which supports people with criminal convictions into meaningful, mentored, and sustainable employment – speakers included Matthias Stausberg, group advocacy director for Virgin, Rebecca Morgan, head of HR for Johnsons Hotel Linen, and Sally Eley, foundation director at City & Guilds Group.
This straight-talking explored why it’s important to offer another chance to those with a criminal record and how your organisation might get started – while sharing first-hand experience of Offploy in action.
To find out more about the Offploy Webinar or to enquire about our next event, please contact Richard Strauss.