Employment news and blog

7 ways you can improve social mobility in your business
22 June 2017 - 2:50pm

This week the government published its first ever Social Mobility Employer Index to announce the top 50 UK employers who have taken the most action to improve social mobility within the workplace...

1 June 2017 - 4:22pm

...it automatically excludes people with criminal convictions?

This is the question we asked law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus...

18 May 2017 - 5:03pm

We’ve pulled together a brief summary of the election’s three front-runners to help you compare policies on all things work-related, from zero-hour contracts to the Apprenticeship levy.


With the snap election just around the corner, business and individuals alike will be wondering how the next Government plans to respond to the changing employment landscape. Read more.
Ban the box
16 May 2017 - 2:57pm

This post was originally published by Michaela Booth on her blog Michaela Movement. It highlights the impact of the...

26 April 2017 - 8:30am

In late March, the Royal British Legion in Wales supported a workshop with Business in the Community Cymru, leading Welsh employers and partners. It examined and discussed the veteran...

5 April 2017 - 2:58pm

Confusing job descriptions are a ‘major barrier’ for young job seekers which are preventing them from entering the workforce, a study from Business in the Community and the City & Guilds...

8 March 2017 - 1:03pm

Despite the fact that social enterprises generate more than £24 billion annually for the UK economy and employ nearly 1 million people, creating social and environmental benefits for us all, they...

Senior business leaders go on a Seeing is Believing visit on Tuesday 7 March in Leeds to learn more about the value of social enterprises. Led by Charlotte Cool, the Vice President of Corporate Affairs at ASDA, attendees learnt the importance of working in collaboration with social enterprises to ensure a thriving, inclusive society. Read more.
27 February 2017 - 4:34pm

Its positive...

The Government has committed to exploring a range of options to recognise or reward organisations that actively employ ex-offenders in its response to a Work and Pensions Committee report today. Read more.
LifeSkills, created with Barclays - logo
9 January 2017 - 9:15am

A parliamentary reception, local MPs, pupils, a teacher and BITC Cymru’s own LifeSkills Coordinator Natalie Roberts. A perfect Christmas present for everyone involved in LifeSkills in Wales....

Report: A Brave New World?
24 November 2016 - 11:06am

With technology bringing unprecedented change and transforming the economy, businesses and communities, the report ‘Brave New World? Ensuring an inclusive digital revolution’...

Business in the Community has today partnered with Accenture to launch a new report challenging business to be part of creating an inclusive digital revolution. Read more.




Interested in joining our network? Become a member of Business in the Community