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

Ban the Box: How Boots is giving ex-offenders a second chance with employment

Boots work with HMP Sudbury and, along with agency partners Gi Group and AM2PM, offer prisoners the opportunity to work in their warehouse.
Case Studies

Seizing opportunities in construction through Ban the Box: Donna’s story

Costain offered Donna work despite her criminal convictions and supported her transition to the workplace, providing travel loans, smart clothes and flexible working arrangements.