Government must lead the way over jobs for ex-cons

Berry, Mike
September 2005
Personnel Today;9/6/2005, p1
Trade Publication
This article reports that the British government has been urged to do more to change ingrained employer attitudes about recruiting ex-offenders and other core jobless groups. Employers responding to a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development survey cited a lack of trust and reliability and bad experiences in employing these people. More than half of the 755 respondents said nothing would persuade them to recruit from the core jobless groups. Keith Luxon, human resource director at utility company Veolia Water, agreed, and called on the government to do more in terms of mentoring excluded groups, retraining and coaching. INSET: FEEDBACK FROM THE PROFESSION.


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