How to Conduct Diverse Recruitment

A series of documents designed to assist and offer guidance in the workplace for the recruitment of ethnic minorities. These documents will help in the development of a framework that provides checks and balances in the recruitment process for employers and recruitment agencies together with a comprehensive guide for employers to monitor ethnicity. These documents form part of the Race for Opportunity Race and Recruitment research that offers pragmatic and practical guidance on conducting diverse recruitment.

Recruiting Diverse Candidates
A ' how to' guide for both employers and recruitment agencies working together to improve the processes around recruiting diverse candidates.


Encouraging Partnerships between Employers and Agencies
A model template to encourage a partnership approach between employers and agencies.


Candidate Self Declaration
Model templates for employers or agencies to help improve self declaration of candidates

The Tracking and Reporting of Candidates
Model templates to agencies to track and report the diversity profile of candidates to their clients from the attraction through to the appointment stage.


Best Practice Recommendations
Ensuring equal access to opportunities for diverse job applicants.

The following  toolkits  are a summary of the key research findings from the study of more than 2,500 people who looked for work in the UK in the twelve months leading up to December 2012.
It is important to note that the sample is not purely random; it was achieved by Business in the Community Race formerly known as RfO)  ember and partner organisations, including recruitment agencies, sending a link to the survey to the candidates on their contact databases. 

Job Seekers
As part of the Mayoral initiative to support businesses and strengthen their ability to become more diverse, Race for Opportunity (RfO) and Diversity Works for London (DWfL) commissioned a piece of research into job seekers experiences of recruitment agencies.  The research was carried out by SPA Future Thinking.