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October 6 2015

Ban The Box' And Responsible Business

Those who have made mistakes in life are up against significant blockers to re-enter the workplace, and are therefore likely to fall back into the world of crime. Business in the Community 's (BITC) 'Ban the Box ' scheme is one solution helping offenders find skilled and sustainable work. This scheme removes the tick box, asking whether applicants have criminal convictions, and asks this question later in the application process, ensuring a fair assessment of the candidate from the get-go. Security and safety still remain high on the agenda for participating businesses, with the severity of the crime considered in the hiring process.