Five Keys for Inclusive Recruitment - Business in the Community

Five Keys for Inclusive Recruitment

The Opening Doors campaign identifies 25 actions that businesses can take to make jobs more accessible to diverse talent. The actions are grouped together under five keys to inclusive recruitment. There is a wealth of content available from BITC and our partner organisations to help you implement your commitments. Some of the key resources are set out below.

The five keys

Click on a key below to view the resources associated with each key.

Key one

Create partnerships that connect untapped talent to your jobs.

Key two

Show candidates that you are committed to inclusion.

Key three

Use comprehensive job descriptions with inclusive language.

Key four

Focus on the essential skills needed for the job.

Key five

Prioritise accessibility and eliminate bias.

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The process is similar to expressing interest in the Opening Doors campaign. Navigate to the form on the link below. Complete and submit, and a team member will contact you to discuss next steps.

Express your interest and commitment at
Opening Doors for Refugees

BITC members benefit from a range of support to help them achieve the campaign asks,
including the following:

  • Advisory services – topics include inclusion, partnerships & social impact
  • Employment programmes
    ● Job Coaching – (national)
    ● STEP programme supporting Refugees (Yorkshire & Humber, Bristol and
    Coventry) Y&H – Leeds, Sheffield and Bradford
  • Content – Inclusive Employment toolkit, case studies and best practice guides
  • Events – webinars, peer learning forums, leadership roundtables
  • Regions & nations – connecting to partners & responding to local need
    Don’t hesitate to contact your BITC Relationship Manager for more details.

    For more information, please email the Opening Doors campaign team

    Complete and submit this form

    Once you have submitted your expression of interest, a member of
    the team at BITC will share the campaign sign-up form. You will be asked to tell us:

    • which actions you will be taking forward (minimum of three from across the five keys )
    • an estimate of the number of roles that will be impacted by each action
    • the anticipated date of completion.

      We ask for this information so we can provide support to help you take action and track
      progress towards our goal of two million roles influenced by the campaign.