Pre-employ is a structured and unified approach to work placements – giving employers and candidates the opportunity to see how they fit into the business. The programme usually includes an element of pre-placement and workplace learning.
- Bespoke programmes can be designed and implemented to an employer’s needs including:
- the length of placement
- whether placements are ‘paid’ or not
- tailoring it to specific candidate groups.
- All necessary candidate checks are carried out as part of the selection process.
- We carry out a significant percentage of the up-front candidate assessment as part of the development programme.
- The candidates’ job readiness and stage of potential employability is assessed prior to and throughout the placement.
- The employer can employ the candidate at the end of the placement.
- It’s an excellent way to build disability confidence within the organisation.
- Significant cost savings, as employers can see candidates in the workplace.
- Reduces recruitment associated risks and the programme can be tailored to their current recruitment model.
- Increased productivity and staff retention due to candidates having the opportunity to learn the role and demonstrate their ability.
- Helps employers fulfil their CSR and SROI objectives.
- An excellent PR opportunity as pre-employ programmes can be branded bespoke to the employer.
- It is measurable. Programmes provide detailed management information, so that employers can monitor the programme’s performance.
- Builds disability confidence within the organisation.
- Attracts a wider pool of candidates, thus helping to meet their CSR agenda.
- It’s unique to the employer and can be flexed to meet their needs.
- Can reduce ‘office politics’. Evidence shows that existing teams focus on providing support to candidates, helping to pull the team together.
- Provides sustainability as any initial work placement concerns can be addressed as part of the placement.
- It’s a fantastic recruitment and selection opportunity with access to a wider pool of candidates.
- Candidates demonstrate increased productivity once employed as they already understand the role and company expectations.
- Supports the recruitment of a diverse workforce, and reflects the communities it serves.
- Can strengthen bids where employers are looking to increase their business or look for funding.
- Supports employers’ CSR and SROI agendas.
- Raises the company’s profile.
- If embedded as part of the recruitment process, it can significantly reduce the time it takes to recruit.
- Can support the development and/or recruitment of specific cohorts of candidates.