The Inclusive Recruitment course, part of the European Social Fund (ESF) Reskill & Recover Project, focuses on embedding principles of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) into recruitment approaches, enabling participants to adopt more accessible and inclusive hiring methods.
The programme has been developed by early career experts, specifically for SMEs, at various stages of their EDI journey.
Delivered through a blend of tutor-led input, group discussions and hands-on activities, the course aims to support organisations to attract, select and retain diverse talent.
Open to businesses across all industries, it’s also a great opportunity for participants to connect with other professionals focused on EDI and share best practice.
Sandra McEvoy, HR assistant of Treetops Hospice, who completed the programme in April 2023, said: “I learnt so much from completing this course. On both a personal and professional level I’m more aware of ED&I, I appreciate the challenges all groups of people face when applying for vacancies, even after they’ve secured a position. It gave me insight and made me reflect as a person and on a professional level on what we could do better.
“My training will benefit Treetops Hospice in many ways. As a member of the HR team and the ED&I Working Group, I now feel confident to ensure that ED&I is being implemented in all aspects of recruitment, training and development, and retention of staff and that we are taking all the necessary measures to reach out to all. Completing the course gave me that knowledge and confidence.”
Cohorts are running in September 2023, with options to take part via weekly virtual 90-minute sessions, or a full day in-person format, to suit different learning preferences and work schedules.
The course is suitable for anyone who wants to make hiring more inclusive – this could include HR and recruitment professionals, hiring managers, company directors or even new graduates.
Businesses can find out more and register interest here: https://www.ntu.ac.uk/course/nottingham-business-school/short-courses/inclusive-recruitment
*As this course is delivered through the European Social Fund (ESF), it is available to employees of SMEs (less than 250 employees) in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
If you think you think your organisation could benefit from this programme, but you do not meet the above criteria, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a discussion.