Join The Forward Trust’s Partners and Employers Network.
The Covid-19 pandemic isn’t just a major challenge for employers. With a shrinking job market, it places people in recovery and an ex-offenders at increased risk too – research by The Forward Trust before the pandemic found that 75% of people in recovery and ex-offenders felt that they would be turned down for jobs for disclosing their past.
This means that employers are missing out on a huge source of skills and talent, in people who have proven experience of overcoming major challenges and adversity.
The Forward Trust’s Partners and Employers Network (PEN) gives employers the opportunity to explore how people in recovery and ex-offenders – as well as other marginalised groups such as young people not in employment, education and training – can strengthen their workforces and support innovation during and after the pandemic.
Its programme of events, seminars and roundtable discussions bring together employers to share challenges and find solutions, with support, expertise and insight from Forward’s employment services and service users.
To get your business involved in PEN, sign up below.