Our series of ‘Charisma Conversations’ charity HR breakfasts continued earlier this week in Central London.

We were delighted to be able to host the breakfast event, welcoming charity HR executives in an informal gathering, for a confidential peer networking opportunity.

During the breakfast, our guests heard from Christopher Stacey, Co-Director at Unlock who spoke to our guests on ‘Practicing what we preach: Inclusive recruitment and criminal records’.

“There’s a talent pool of over 11 million people that you might be overlooking.  People with criminal records make good employees.  In 2016, David Cameron as Prime Minister endorsed the ‘Ban the Box’ campaign, but with forthcoming changes to the rules for the recruitment of senior managers and trustees as a result of changes in the Charities Act 2016, this talk will explain the work of Unlock, an independent charity dealing with criminal records, and cover the important aspects that charities will need to consider when reviewing their recruitment policies and practices.”