Through our engagement with employers and businesses over the past year we have witnessed what has been for them an extremely challenging and often unimaginable situation. Diversification, adaptability, resilience, just a few words that spring to mind.
Employers have learned and adjusted to new ways of working, where possible, and with a more optimistic horizon in view, time to evaluate, move forward and re-build.
The BBC recently reported that “56% of businesses are planning to recruit this year.” Is it time to re-fresh your workforce by recruiting young people who can bring vibrancy, fresh ideas and important digital and social media skills with them? Businesses employing young people report the positive difference young employees can make and their importance to their future success.
“A shortage of skills, little work experience, a lack of confidence in the future, limited understanding of which careers exist has created a disconnect between young people and employers.”
The Good Employer Charter offers resources, help and support guides to enable positive outcomes through the 5 principles of Good Youth Employment:
- Creating opportunity
- Recognising talent
- Fair employment
- Developing people
- Youth voice
To become recognised as committed to the Good Youth Employment Charter please sign up for the Youth Friendly Employer Badge (FOC) and opt to be listed on the national Youth Friendly Database connecting to thousands of young people.