Our project therefore has 3 objectives that will 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
Through these objectives, 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 project would like to support a shift where recruitment is based more on an individual’s potential rather than their formal education.