Over 11 million people in the UK have a criminal record, yet three quarters of employers admit they would discriminate against a candidate with a criminal conviction.
Mosaic, now part of the Prince's Trust, inspires young people from deprived communities to realise their talents and potential.
Ready for Work engages business in supporting disadvantaged groups, particularly people who have experienced homelessness, into employment.
Leading Facilities Management company, Interserve, encourages its suppliers to break down barriers to work for people with convictions.
By increasing employment opportunities for people with criminal convictions businesses can tap into a diverse talent pool and help to stop the cycle of reoffending.
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.
The Department for Work & Pension's simple step-by-step guide to open recruitment, written in partnership with Business in the Community.
Business in the Community is using the third anniversary of its Ban the Box campaign to highlight the challenges of gaining employment for a young person with a criminal conviction.
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