PATH Yorkshire offers you the opportunity to take positive action in addressing the under-representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups in your workforce.
About the Better Futures Programme
Why Diversity and Inclusion are Important
• Organisations with a diverse workforce are able to promote an organisational culture which is inclusive, agile and progressive.
• Organisations with a diverse and inclusive culture achieve a competitive edge in a fast changing market.
• Diversity encourages innovation by virtue of a wider pool of talented people offering diverse knowledge, skills, ideas and experiences.
• Diversity enables organisations to effectively meet the needs of their markets and to develop new market groups.
• Diversity encourages organisations to respond more effectively to their clients and draw in a broader customer base.
• Diversity promotes equality and is reflective of the markets they provide services to.
HOW DOES THE BETTER FUTURES PROGRAMME WORK?
In addition to the work placement, participants of the Better Futures programme attend a training course outside of their working hours. The training has been identified as a key element to the development of the individual and the success of their work placement.
PATH will co-ordinate the recruitment process in consultation with the employers to ensure that the appropriate applicant is recruited into the programme.
BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYERS
In addition, PATH helps employers and organisations save on recruitment costs by providing a comprehensive recruitment service consisting of:
• Devising a recruitment plan.
• Drafting recruitment adverts.
• Marketing, publicising and advertising the opportunities using our website, social media, and our partners and networks in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
• Tapping into a wider candidate pool of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants.
• Recruitment campaigns.
• Sourcing applications.
• Shortlisting, assessing and interviewing applicants with employers.
• Tailored support to address the challenges of attracting,
developing and retaining staff through a structured, tried and
tested training model.
• By addressing the diversity of your workforce, you will improve the impact of your organisation on a local, regional and/or national basis.
• Creating a diverse workforce to meet the demands of your clients and identify new client groups.
• Investment in relevant training interventions linked to business objectives.
• Benefit from PATH Yorkshire’s knowledge and links with local Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
• Supporting social community initiatives.
SPECIALIST SUPPORT SERVICES
• 1 day of intensive induction training at PATH
• Initial support for the Workplace Supervisor
• Regular 6-8 week training reviews with a PATH Project Officer
• Administration of trainee allowance payments
• Support with off-the-job training and personal development as appropriate
We can also discuss a bespoke programme to address the Diversity and Inclusion requirements within your organisation.
A forward-thinking employer like the NHS Trust is committed in leading the way towards creating a more diverse workforce, which is why we are inspired with our partnership and the training scheme offered by PATH Yorkshire. With years of diversity expertise across the region and a pro ven track record in the field of positive action, PATH Yorkshire has been able to assist the NHS Trust to address the under representation of BAME people leading to a direct impact on the needs of our customers.
The help and support of PATH Yorkshire has been and continues to be an invaluable aid in our pursuit of a workforce that truly represents our local population.
Paul Argyle – Phlebotomy Services Manager Pathology Dept
The Youth Justice Service is committed to creating a workforce that reflects the children and families that we work with. For a number of years, we have worked with PATH Yorkshire to identify suitable candidates to undertake work placements with this Service.
PATH Yorkshire has always been fully supportive of their trainees during their placement and through monthly meetings and ongoing communication have supported both the trainees and ourselves to achieve positive outcomes. Over the years a number of PATH trainees have managed to secure permanent positions with our Service which has helped us become a more inclusive and diverse service.
Thank you, PATH Yorkshire.
Denis Lewis, Operations manager, Leeds Youth Justice Service
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