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Refugee & BAME Recruitment Programs
Access diverse labour markets and new talent on your doorstep
Find your next pool of employees
Employers are increasingly finding it harder to recruit and retain employees with the right skills, which is a direct threat to business growth and competitiveness.
To counteract this, businesses must consider sourcing talent differently, and access the untapped pool of talent on their doorstep.
Harnessing the skills of local refugee and BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) communities is the answer to addressing these skills shortages.
75% of firms saw lower turnover rates for refugees than overall staff. Fiscal Policy Institute and the Tent Partnership for Refugees, 2018
Research shows that diverse teams have higher levels of engagement from employees, earn higher profit margins, outperform their peers, and are more innovative.
It is time to embrace this opportunity and take a different approach to recruitment.
Ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to financially outperform the national industry median, and therefore their competitors. McKinsey, 2015
Don’t be scared by cultural differences or your organisation’s lack of knowledge in this area – ACH can help. Established 2008, our award-winning social enterprise has offices in Bristol, Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Sandwell.
Himilo is our training subsidiary, providing career advice, training and support to 2,500 people in the West of England and the West Midlands each year to help them access jobs and build careers.
Through Himilo, employers including First West of England and Starbucks partner with us to access work-ready talent from these overlooked communities; recruiting the diverse workforce they need to remain competitive.
How we can help
Our specialism is pre-employment sourcing and training of potential candidates to get you the right employees with the right skills.
We will work with you to:
Get in touch
With our Deputy CEO, Richard Thickpenny:
or call 0117 954 0433