Excluded Groups

Creating meaningful employment is one of the most significant ways that business contributes to the livelihoods of individuals and communities, and is for many the only sustainable route out of poverty.

Offering quality experience of work, adopting new approaches to recruitment and breaking down barriers to entering work for people from disadvantaged groups can benefit business by tackling skills shortages, building new talent pipelines, boosting retention rates and achieving higher productivity.

Business in the Community’s campaigns harness the collective power of organisations to overcome disadvantage by increasing access to good, sustainable employment.

Find out more about the Business in the Community focus on employment.

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Case Studies

Business in the Community Cymru ACT Training Inspiring Young Talent Winner 2019: Pobl Group

Pobl Academy is a programme aimed at customers who may have not had the opportunity to forge a career due to a range of barriers.
Impact Stories

Regaining employment after ten years: Margaret’s story

Impact Stories

From sleeping on the streets to working at KPMG

Case Studies

Ban the Box: How Bristol City Council became the first local authority Ban the Box employer

Bristol City Council has become the first local authority to ask applicants to disclose criminal convictions after, not before, a conditional job offer is made.
Case Studies

How construction companies are tackling skills shortages with Ban the Box

Read how companies such as  Costain, Tideway and North Midland Construction are developing tailored approaches for directly recruiting ex-offenders from prisons.
Case Studies

How Hilton participated in FutureProof

Hilton held a ‘mystery shopper’ workshop with young people to understand how they could improve their recruitment process to attract the right candidates.