Employers fear admitting that refugees work

first_imgMostbusinesses are afraid to speak up about employing refugees, but those who havetell of big economic and organisational benefits.Companiesprofiled in the Employability Forum’s study, Employing Refugees, SomeOrganisations’ Experience, said taking on refugees offered a clear andidentifiable return on investment as well as fulfilling staff demands thatbusiness be more active in their communities.AnneCopeland, HR director at construction company Interior Plc, said: “There’sno doubt about it – in terms of the output, skills, wanting to be part of theworkplace, and the dedication and commitment – there is a clear economic andhumanitarian advantage.”SueLabett, corporate services manager at Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service(OFRS), said employing refugees helped fill skills shortages and promotediversity. She said the benefits of a committed, hard-working and loyalworkforce far outweighed any flexibility the organisation had to build in toaccommodate refugees.Tohelp prepare management for taking on refugee staff, OFRS has created aprotocol for recruiting refugees, which explains the background to the project,recruiting and interviewing processes and other day-to-day issues that affectrefugees.Foradvice on employing refugees, e-mail: [email protected] Employers fear admitting that refugees workOn 6 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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