Why employ
ex-offenders?

Date: March 8, 2022
Start Time: 13:00:00
End Time: 00:15:00

Did you know there are over 10.5 million people with a criminal record on the Police National Computer database, but only 8% of people that receive a conviction end up going to prison? Yet there are over 1.2 million individuals that receive a conviction every single year. However people with convictions are the least likely ‘disadvantaged group’ to be employed – only 12% of employers have knowingly employed one in the last three years. This presents a significant challenge to anyone supporting people who have a criminal conviction.

This training course will give you both the business and social benefits of employing people with convictions.

Working with ex-offenders has a whole range of benefits, including:
  • Resolving skills shortages
  • Reducing recruitment costs
  • Increasing staff retention
  • Reducing staff absence
  • Making a difference
The benefits to business to consider employing ex-offenders are clear:
  • 3 out of 4 people would be comfortable buying from a business that employs ex-offenders
  • Ex-offenders who get a job after prison are up to 9 percentage points less likely to reoffend
  • Offenders have relevant work experience; more than 11,000 serving prisoners are employed today, by over 300 businesses or government departments
  • Two thirds of companies that employ ex-offenders would recommend others do the same
  • 79% of people think that businesses employing ex-offenders are making a positive contribution to society
  • 92% of inclusive employers say it’s enhanced their reputation – often helping them win new contracts

Yet despite this, only 17% of ex-offenders manage to get a job within a year of release. Over half of employers struggle to fill vacancies due to skills shortages, according to The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Thinking outside the box about recruitment and exploring new talent pools can help overcome such challenges.

Terms & Conditions

This event will be conducted via an online meeting platform. We take online security
very seriously, and as a result, we have:


● Implemented the latest security functions as standard, on all meeting platforms
used
● Made sure all delegates are named and provide email addresses, so everyone
identifies themselves.
● Ask delegates to follow housekeeping rules. Any unwanted behaviour will result in
delegates being removed from meetings.


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use your personal data for the administration of this event, please see our Privacy
Policy.

Cancellation Terms:
Cancellation of a booking made will incur a charge as a proportion of the original
invoice at the following rates:
22-15 Days Notice 50%
8-14 Days Notice 75%
7 Days Notice 100%

Price: £100.00 Per Person

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