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Opening Doors: What Works

May 29
Date and time
Wed, 29 May  @  09:30  -  12:00
Free of charge
41 West Campbell Street, Glasgow, G2 6SE
Open to BITC members and non-members, HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers
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Wed, 29 May  @  09:30  –  12:00

Learn how inclusive recruitment benefits employers.BITC’s research shows how diversity enriches workplaces for inclusive success.

This is an in-person event


HR/Talent Management Directors/practitioners/managers, Open to all Business in the Community (BITC) members and non-members.


Opening Doors is BITC’s flagship inclusive recruitment campaign which calls on employers to change how they recruit to help make 2 million jobs more inclusive by 2025.

In May, BITC will launch the insights from our research project, “Opening Doors: What Works.” This research aims to highlight effective strategies employers can adopt to support jobseekers from low socioeconomic backgrounds, especially those confronted with challenges related to race, age, and gender.

Interestingly, while 42% of employers are grappling with hard-to-fill vacancies*, it’s alarming to note that over 50% of jobseekers from low socioeconomic backgrounds are being excluded from good work employment due to discriminatory employer practices**. These compelling facts underscore the urgency and importance of our research findings for bridging this gap and creating more inclusive workplaces.

About the event

Participants will:

  • Hear the findings of BITC’s What Works research and learn about the benefits to in adopting inclusive recruitment processes to tap into the talents of a diverse workforce.
  • Be inspired by our speakers and gain unique insight into the employer actions that are making the most impact to improve social mobility through an intersectional lens.
  • Find out how our network can help you tackle current challenges and provide the toolkits and factsheets to equip you to prioritise equality in your workplace.
  • Be motivated to act faster, braver and bolder in making changes and improvements within your organisation to attract, recruit and retain a diverse workforce.
  • Engage with and learn from our network of responsible businesses and take part in our interactive breakout discussions.
  • An opportunity for non-members and contacts to better understand BITC’s purpose, values and mission.


Tea and coffee will be provided.

Booking and contact details and further information

  • Contact Annette Ettarh, Events Manager at BITC for any further questions.
  • Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

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* (CIPD, 2023) Labour Market Outlook: Spring 2023.

**(Forage, 2021) FE News | Over 50% of UK job seekers from low socioeconomic backgrounds miss out on employment opportunities.


Open to BITC members and non-members and HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers