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Employers and the recruitment of unemployed people


Employers and the recruitment of unemployed peopleThis evidence review was carried out by Hasluck Employment Research on behalf of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. The aim of the review was to collate and assess evidence regarding the recruitment of unemployed people from the employers’ perspective and to consider the processes that might result in disadvantage.

Employers and the recruitment of unemployed people: An evidence review (PDF, 841 Kb) 
Published December 2011

The UK economy is struggling to recover from the effects of the most serious recession for a generation. Public policy has a role to play in easing the process of employment recovery and facilitating transitions from unemployment into employment. It is a priority for the UK Commission to work with employers to maximise opportunities for unemployed people and to be effective in this regard we must gain an appreciation of employers’ recruitment practices regarding unemployed and other workless people. This evidence review was carried out by Hasluck Employment Research on behalf of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. The aim of the review was to collate and assess evidence regarding the recruitment of unemployed people from the employers’ perspective and to consider the processes that might result in disadvantage.

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