Executive Summary / Introduction
Phase Two of the Recruitment Industry Engagement Initiative. Exposing the Barriers in recruitment processes. Develop a strategy and take action to improve employers' recrutiment agency processes.
Following on from Race for Opportunity’s (RfO) report, Race to Progress: Breaking Down Barriers published in June 2011, RfO has launched Phase 2 of its Recruitment Industry Engagement Initiative (RIEI) designed to take forward recommendation three from the Race to Progress report. Recommendation three focused on improving employers’ and recruitment agencies’ processes around recruiting diverse candidates. The first RIEI Phase 2 Steering Committee meeting agreed to investigate any trends around barriers faced by ethnic minority candidates during the recruitment process, with a view to producing guides for employers, recruitment industry representatives and candidates to combat those barriers. A survey addressing both recruitment agency-based recruitment and direct recruitment issues was sent to RfO members and a cross section of recruitment agencies for dissemination to their employees and candidate databases respectively.
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Change is needed if all candidates are to be treated fairly in the recruitment process, Race and Recruitment: Exposing the Barriers includes dedicated tips and recommendations for candidates, recruitment agencies and employers. Scroll through the page to view and download the tools that can achieve change.