The diversity of your community can provide you with a potential talent pool of candidates, who may also be underrepresented in your current workforce.
You should consider the ways in which your organisation can engage with, advertise to, recruit and employ those from these underrepresented groups, through your employment strategies and recruitment practices.
NHS Employers were commissioned by HEE in 2016 to deliver a suite of tools, resources and guidance to support NHS organisations to engage with and better recruit from their local community, to strengthen their workforce supply. Our dedicated pages will guide you through the key facts to know about each group, the barriers often faced by these individuals when accessing employment, and provide you with ideas and tips on strengthening your approaches.
These pages will help you begin to create a wider, locally focused recruitment strategy so you can recruit, employ and retain the staff you need.
Have you used our comparison tool?
We have developed a digital comparison tool to help you compare your workforce data with data from your local community. Using the tool will help you identify the groups in your community that are potentially missing from your workforce.
Access the tool.