How future proof is your business?

A campaign to help businesses break down the barriers in their recruitment processes and create quality and accessible jobs for all young people. 

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Updates from Future Proof

How Slenky is ‘Future Proofing’ engagement of new audiences - with passion

November 15 2017

Handheld technology has forced businesses of every description to take their first steps into the world and lifestyle...

Which #MetricsMatter in youth recruitment? Join our webinar on 22 Nov to find out

November 1 2017

According to BITC’s snapshot survey, only 15% of employers regularly use data to measure the effectiveness of their youth recruitment. Without having access to the right data, it’s very difficult to spot barriers to young people in...

Employer workshop: Attracting Bristol’s diverse young talent into your business - 28 November

October 24 2017

We know that 31% of the West of England LEP area have at least one hard to fill vacancy. Many businesses also struggle to recruit young people, with only 33% of employers in the area having...

Breaking down the barriers in Greater Manchester

October 10 2017

 

Many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds face multiple barriers to employment. From having a disability to fulfilling caring responsibilities, the compound effect of these barriers mean that for these young people finding a job is even more difficult. ...

FREE WEBINAR: How can you demystify your recruitment process for young applicants?

September 7 2017

Our research also showed that 30% of young people find the process of applying for a job difficult. For 31% of applicants a key barrier was them not knowing what was required of them at every stage, while 21% said an unclear job description made the process difficult. We want to empower companies to use new techniques to create transparent, open and accessible recruitment processes for young people. To achieve this, we would like to invite you to a one hour webinar, focusing on how you can demystify recruitment for young first time job seekers.

Get your online job application process "mystery shopped" by young people

September 1 2017

Are your job ads putting off young applicants? Are your jobs pages easy to navigate? Not sure? You can now get your job application processed "mystery shopped" by young people as part of the Future Proof campaign. To date, 104 employers from across the UK who collectively employer over 2m people have had their entry level job application sites assessed by young people including Boots, Asda, ITV, DWF, BBC and Barclays. By having your site assessed you get the opportunity to gain an insight into any potential barriers in your recruitment processes which might be preventing young people from applying for their roles as well as getting recommendations directly from young people about how you can make your vacancies more attractive and accessible .