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Getting Britain Working

share March 25, 2022Posted by: Jenna

This month PeoplePlus and Staffline launched their #GetBritainWorking initiative into a number of Job Centres across the UK. This initiative enables people who are claiming Universal Credit to search through thousands of vacancies online, searchable by sector and location, and book into a job interview within minutes.

As we emerge from the pandemic with an economic challenge to overcome, this is exactly the time to be driving a new approach where social recruitment - an approach to hiring that positively impacts every part of society and the economy, by helping unemployed people who are furthest from the labour market, into sustainable jobs – is at the heart of our efforts to bridge the skills gaps and boost economic productivity that drives up living standards.

If there is one thing the pandemic has taught us – is that an employer led approach is absolutely essential if we are genuinely to deliver against this agenda. Our relationships and conversations with employers of all sizes demonstrate that increasingly they recognise the importance of their role in delivering social value to support the UK’s post pandemic recovery. This is translating into a definite shift in how organisations are recruiting new talent.

This backdrop has been driving force between a new initiative that PeoplePlus and Staffline are operating across job centres up and down the country.

The #Get Britain Working (#GBW) initiative supports the Department for Work and Pensions’ commitment to put 500,000 people into work by June 2022 by delivering social recruitment at scale, supporting those who need targeted help – e.g. individuals on Government employability programmes such as Restart. The initiative uses ai technology to carefully match thousands of job seekers who come through the programme with vacancies that are specific to their local area. It organises guaranteed interviews suited to their preferences and skills, and supports individuals who are unsuccessful at interview through tailored support and training to address the identified skills needs.

share March 25, 2022Posted by: Jenna