ERSA event: Employer Engagement Forum: Solutions for Young People and Employers on Weds 9 Nov

ERSA has an upcoming event on Wednesday 9 November entitled Employer Engagement Forum: Solutions for Young People and Employers. 9 November, 9-10.30am Agenda: Focus will be on young people and employers, with examples of innovative solutions Please share with your delivery partners and networks, everyone welcome! For a slot on the agenda or to suggest future … Continue reading ERSA event: Employer Engagement Forum: Solutions for Young People and Employers on Weds 9 Nov

ERSA & Centre for Ageing Better back investment in employment support for over-50s

The government's planned investment in employment support is a welcome development, according to the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) and the Centre for Ageing Better. Some £22 million will be invested in new measures to tackle unemployment amongst the over 50s on benefits, with jobseeekers in this cohort receiving more one-to-one support at jobcentres to … Continue reading ERSA & Centre for Ageing Better back investment in employment support for over-50s

ERSA survey: Linking skills and employability provision

Written by the Employment Related Services Association With the support of Shaw Trust and in partnership with AELP, ERSA is working on a piece of research on better linking skills and employability provision.  As part of this, we would be grateful for your participation in a short survey of up to 10 minutes, which will … Continue reading ERSA survey: Linking skills and employability provision

International Day of People with Disabilities reflection by ERSA

Written by the Employment Related Services Association International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD) bulletin Some 69% of disabled adults say their work has been affected by the pandemic, rising to 89% of disabled young people aged 18-25One in five (19%) of employers are less likely to hire a disabled person, with more than two … Continue reading International Day of People with Disabilities reflection by ERSA

Still Locked Out: Breaking down the barriers to disability inclusive employment by Leonard Cheshire

Written by Employment Related Services Association In October 2020 Leonard Cheshire published their “Locked Out of the Labour Market” research, warning that the Covid-19 pandemic was set to have a negative impact on the employment prospects and economic inclusion of disabled people unless urgent action was taken. The former Minister for Disabled People was kind … Continue reading Still Locked Out: Breaking down the barriers to disability inclusive employment by Leonard Cheshire

ERSA Event: Inclusively supporting the wellbeing of neurodiverse colleagues in a hybrid world of work

Written by the Employment Related Services Association As we make the transition to a hybrid or blended model of working, it’s more important than ever that employers understand the impact this could have on neurodiverse colleagues.Responding to this need, Make A Difference Media is proud to announce its next free to attend interactive workshop: “Supporting … Continue reading ERSA Event: Inclusively supporting the wellbeing of neurodiverse colleagues in a hybrid world of work

Improving the recruitment of older workers webinar with NIESR (30 Sept)

On 30 September 10:00-11:30, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) will be hosting an online event which aims to look at ways to reduce age bias and discrimination in the recruitment process. This joint event, by the Centre for Ageing Better and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), will … Continue reading Improving the recruitment of older workers webinar with NIESR (30 Sept)

ERSA Employability Day (Part 2): Frontline delivery & support (Fri 26 Nov)

ERSA is set to host another Employability Day following part one in April 2021. The event on Friday 26 November will focus on the theme of frontline delivery and support. Employability Day is an opportunity for employment support organisations and employers to celebrate their hard work supporting people to enter or progress in employment. It … Continue reading ERSA Employability Day (Part 2): Frontline delivery & support (Fri 26 Nov)

Call for entries: The ERSA Employability Awards 2021 are open!

Written by the Employment Related Services Association The hunt is on for the unsung employability heroes of the past year as the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) opens its annual awards for entries. From stand-out frontline staff, job seeking achievements and exemplary employers; to teams and communities pulling together in the most extraordinary of times, … Continue reading Call for entries: The ERSA Employability Awards 2021 are open!

ERSA: Time to do what the Employability industry does best: Recruit

Written by the Employment Related Services Association Employability Day, 30 April 2021, is the UK’s largest celebration for organisations supporting often disadvantaged people to gain, sustain and progress in work. Led by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), it’s an annual opportunity for the employability sector to celebrate all that it accomplishes and wants to … Continue reading ERSA: Time to do what the Employability industry does best: Recruit

Employability Day is a time to reflect on the challenges and opportunities ahead as part of a jobs-led recovery

Written by the Employment Related Services Association With the latest ONS employment figures showing that between December 2020 to February 2021, an estimated 1.67 million people were unemployed, up 311,000 on the same period the previous year, the Covid-19 pandemic has hit jobseekers hard.  National Employability Day takes place on the 30th of April  and will shine a … Continue reading Employability Day is a time to reflect on the challenges and opportunities ahead as part of a jobs-led recovery