Social Recruitment Framework | People Plus

About the Social Recruitment Framework

The Social Recruitment Framework (SRF) matches employers, training providers and job seekers at a local, regional and national level. Employers often find it challenging to navigate the availability of funded training and recruitment support due to the diverse range of training providers who have different capabilities.

PeoplePlus believes that creating equitable, sustainable employment calls for more than just tailored skills training and support. It requires an approach which understands the needs of job seekers and combines this with developing their skills and aptitudes aligned to actual job roles and opportunities.

PeoplePlus built the SRF to tackle the large-scale employment need and fragmented training base locally, regionally and nationally. It features a unique link between employers and training providers that affords the long-missing intelligence needed for better, more tailored training.

How Does it Work?

The SRF works strategically with employers to understand recruitment profiles, and identify employability training best placed to prepare people for these vacancies. Taking into consideration funding availability, training specialisms, geographical reach, training quality and capacity to deliver, the SRF intelligently matches the vacancies with its network of local, regional and national training providers. Training providers attract and train candidates towards these vacancies with guaranteed interviews and the ultimate aim of job offers and sustained employment

The SRF supports employers with single point, co-ordinated access to some of the UK’s best local, regional and national employability and skills training providers, providing a route for employers to tap into the circa £10bn UK skills and employability funding.

The SRF partnership team work with employers to navigate the complexities of employability and skills training to help them access individuals seeking work, and requiring support to prepare for it.

The SRF helps employers who want to make a positive impact on society as a core part of their business, and supports them to access those from disadvantaged groups such as unemployed, NEETS, youth unemployed, carers and ex-offenders to name a few.

A win-win-win-win-win situation

  • Win 1. To get paid by the government, skills and training providers need to position someone successfully in work.
  • Wins 2 and 3. Positioning someone successfully in work is also the goal for both employee and employer.
  • Win 4. The right people in the right jobs strengthens key industry sectors critical to regional inclusive growth strategies.
  • Win 5. Successful, sustained inclusive growth regionally adds up to success nationally.

Download our Thought Leadership Paper – Creating an Employment Superhighway

Watch our video in the House of Commons where we spoke about the Employment Superhighway

Hear how the SRF is working for Staffline

We are passionate about building a better society, transforming people’s lives through skills and employment.

Our true strength lies in a collaborative approach, working in partnership so that we can truly understand and navigate social and economic factors at a regional level.

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