Our Guidance for Employers

From ways to make job descriptions clearer and entry level roles easier to identify, to tips on making young employees more visible in job adverts, our workshop participants have come up with some easy-to-implement suggestions.

Our guide brings together a practical list of the participants’ top recommendations for employers who want to make their opportunities more attractive and accessible to young people, and highlights some of the current best practice in recruitment.

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What changes have employers made?

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 .

"We are now proactively identifying and removing barriers within our own business"

March 17 2017

Tyrone Jones, Director CSR & Engagement at DWF on why employers need to do more to remove barriers in the recruitment process.

“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.

“Having a diverse workforce that brings fresh thinking to our business”

March 17 2017

 Stephanie Bishop, Head of Graduate and Apprentice Recruitment, Capgemini UK on why getting recruitment right is the first step

We welcome the findings of BITC’s Future Proof workshops as it gave us some practical recommendations on how we can...

“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...

Clarkson Evans makes changes following feedback from young people

March 17 2017

Clarkson Evans, one of the UK’s leading electrical contractors, put its weight behind Future Proof, Business in the Community’s new campaign, backed by the City & Guilds Group designed to break down barriers in recruitment for young people.

As a company...