Why Ban The Box?
Do not take a tick box approach to finding your next new recruit. Remove the criminal record tick box from application forms; ask about candidates’ criminal convictions later. Read Business in the Community’s (BITC) factsheet to discover the reasons why your company should Ban the Box.
BITC’s Ban the Box campaign calls on UK employers to give people with criminal records, a fair chance to compete for jobs by removing the tick box from application forms and instead asking about criminal convictions later in the recruitment process
Employers often ask candidates about criminal convictions at the initial stage of a job application. If so, people with criminal convictions are excluded from roles for which they may be qualified and capable of doing. Read the Why Ban The Box? factsheet, to find out more about the business benefits of a more inclusive recruitment process.