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Engaging with employers

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Employer engagement is essential to success in placing 50+ customers. Employers can often be part of the placement challenge, for example, if they discriminate against older recruits and / or against Jobcentre Plus customers. On the other hand, having employers on your side and working with you on the placement process can mean you have won half the battle, particularly if they have vacancies they are keen to fill.

There are three things you can do to build effective relationships with employers:

  • take a ‘business first’ approach to candidate placement
  • engage employers through work experience placements and work tasters
  • enable employers to understand the business benefits of taking on 50+ recruits.

This site is for help and information only. It is not meant as an authoritative guide. It is not meant as an authoritative statement of the law, and future changes in the law and other programmes and initiatives could make it less accurate at times. TAEN, the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund take no responsibility for your use of the information. You should always take professional advice on any specific legal or financial matter.