Grow Your Talent: Discovering and Developing Talent with the Strength Based Approach

January 9 2018

Imagine a conversation where you help someone to overcome their self-limiting beliefs and identify their key strengths and true potential. Just picture yourself guiding, inspiring and encouraging: you could be the...

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. ...

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 .

Employer Workshop: Breaking down the barriers in recruitment

August 2 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. To tackle this issue, we would like to invite you to a practical workshop, kindly hosted by DWF, focusing on how you can break down the barriers to recruitment for young people who face multiple barriers.

What are #JargonFreeJobs and why do we need them?

June 6 2017

Here's what happened when we joined the Careers Enterprise Company for a 20 minute webinar with enterprise advisors working with schools across the country to talk about why companies need to make their job adverts jargon free.

Looking beyond experience, how can you identify a young candidate’s potential?

May 3 2017

Back in 2015, Business in the Community and City & Guilds Group surveyed 4000 young people about their experiences of finding work. 57% said that companies asking for previous experience was a major barrier for them when they were applying for jobs. Too many employers are relying on standard requirements for previous experience to help sift applicants for entry level roles with little thought about how they could more accurately assess a candidate’s potential to do the job. On 21st June we'll be holding a free workshop for employers in Manchester, looking at how you can use the latest methods to identify a young candidate’s potential in your own business.

Do outdated interview questions mean you’re missing out on the next generation’s hidden digital skills?

April 24 2017

Are your interview questions fit for purpose? Here's our list of updated interview questions that could help you to tap into the hidden digital skills of your young applicants.

Top Tips on how you can go jargon free

March 17 2017

Top tips on writing clear entry level job descriptions

“It was about making content we already had on our site more visible…”

March 17 2017

Amanda Ball, Director, AD Sprinklers talks through how feedback from our workshops has helped communicate their company culture to potential applicants.

“Not everyone speaks like a lawyer…”

March 17 2017

Eloise Sochanik, CSR Manager, Horwich Farrelly on the changes they made to their recruitment processes

Taking part in the workshops run by Future Proof was invaluable for our company. Hearing the young people’s feedback really made us think...

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