He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Recruit Potential is an online course that you can complete in a flexible way

The course has been developed to encourage and facilitate a change in employers’ strategies. A change that will result in more inclusive recruitment techniques, where individuals without all the skills traditionally required for a position could be employed. The course goal is that people would be recruited on their potential and then educated by the employer to reach the skills required for the position.

It was written by experts who are passionate about inclusion and highly knowledgeable about inclusive recruitment.

The course seeks to promote the employer’s role in supporting an inclusive labour market through:

  • Increasing the competence and knowledge of staff and management who design and implement Human Resource (HR) Policies
  • Supporting the development of attitudes and skills in those staff who write job descriptions such that they do not inadvertently discriminate or create unintended barriers
  • Identifying and exchanging good practices highlighting “Employers as Educators” who support current staff and potential applicants with different or unconventional skills/experiences to adapt to the needs of the labour market

Our long-term aim is to lower barriers for disadvantaged target groups with low/basic skills, with qualifications that do not fit into pre-defined preferences or who in other ways could be discriminated due to gender, race, age or disability. In other words, the course would like to support a shift where recruitment is based more on an individual’s potential rather than their formal education.