Employer Workshop - September

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Business in the Community and Greater Manchester Talent Match are co-hosting this Employer Workshop focusing on Future Proof and the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme:

Breaking down the barriers to recruitment for young people with multiple barriers.

Date: Thursday 14 September 2017
Time: 12.30 – 16.00 (lunch provided)
Venue: DWF, 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA

Many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds face multiple barriers to employment. From having a disability to fulfilling caring responsibilities, the compounding effect of these barriers makes it even more difficult for these young people to find employment. However, by employing people who face these barriers, employers can tap into a hugely underutilised talent pool, which can help to address significant skills gaps.

To tackle this issue, we would like to invite you to a practical workshop, kindly hosted by DWF, focusing on how they can break down the barriers to recruitment for young people who face multiple barriers. Open to all HR professionals/Early Careers/Talent Managers based in the Greater Manchester area, workshop delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear how other companies like GPL have used alternative entry level application processes and referral partnerships to recruit young people who face multiple barriers.
  • Receive top tips on how they can implement these techniques in their own organisations.
  • Collaborate with other delegates and take part in a group activity to create a more accessible recruitment process for young people who face multiple barriers.
  • Hear about some of the success stories of employers hiring young people from the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme. 
14th September, 2017 12:30 PM   to   4:00 PM
DWF, 1 Scott Place
2 Hardman Street
Manchester, M3 3AA
Phone: 0161 277 1037
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