Invisible Talent Workshop Dundee

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Scottish Enterprise

Enterprise House

3 Greenmarket



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Adapt to survive in a world that is becoming more and more diverse. Empower your business with a deeper insight and awareness of the benefits of modern recruitment practices and the impact of engaging ‘hard to reach’ talent.

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Invisible Talent workshops with Scottish Enterprise Account Managers and Portfolio Businesses

Delivered by AAI EmployAbility, this workshop is designed for Scottish Enterprise portfolio businesses and their Account Managers to improve their understanding of the processes to attract and retain more diverse talent.

Employers across Scotland find themselves in a challenging landscape in relation to sourcing talented employees. Just two examples are the skills shortages reported in a number of fields and the impact of our uncertain relationship with the EU being a reduction in Europeans remaining here to work following graduation.

Casting a wider net to reach the perceived 'invisible talent' is key to building a successful and competitive business.

Businesses in the top quarter of companies with the highest racial diversity are 35% more likely to experience higher profit than their competitors. Businesses in the same bracket with high gender diversity were 15% more likely to experience higher profit than their competitors.

Research shows that well-qualified individuals, from backgrounds historically impacted by discrimination, are looking for work and are attracted by employers who are seen to promote inclusive practice.

This is a chance to remove the fear around the topic of diversity, disability and hard-to-reach talent, discussing and implement techniques into your business and widen your talent pipeline.

Benefits of attending the Invisible Talent Workshops:

Attendees will:

1. examine diversity and inclusion in the context of employment practice, the importance of both and the difference between them.

2. consider personal and business practices that can improve engagement with individuals facing barriers in society based on perceptions of difference.

3. create a proposed action plan to take back to your specific businesses to support with goal setting and forward momentum.

Facilitated experiential exercises will cover the following:

  • Definitions and context

  • Barriers to the development of inclusive workplaces

  • Personal and professional impact of inaction and action around inclusive practice

  • Personal and professional reactions to difference

  • What barriers different groups in society feel stop them getting into work

  • Examples/case studies around disability and race in the context of talent acquisition

  • Action planning exercises

What is the time commitment?

10am-10.30am Arrivals and registration

10:30- 12.30 - Workshop

12:30-1pm Lunch

1-3 Workshop

3-3.30 Networking

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About the Invisible Talent workshops

This project will provide an opportunity for Scottish Enterprise (SE) Account Managers and SE portfolio businesses to gain a unique perspective on inclusive recruitment consulting practices, onboarding and inclusion processes. Participants will examine their current recruitment practices in the context of the labour market, the Scottish Government’s Inclusive Growth agenda and the Fair Work Framework.

Other dates:

Edinburgh 3 March

Dundee 6 March

About AAI

AAI EmployAbility (formally Adopt an Intern) is a multi-award-winning not-for-profit which supports the private, public and third sectors to access talent of all ages, skillsets and backgrounds. It also helps businesses to better attract and retain diversity.

With a highly-respected name after almost 10 years, the AAI team offer tried, tested and flexible inclusive-employment and recruitment services from ad hoc, short-term projects, including internships and maternity leave, to permanent positions. It has worked with over 1000 growing businesses of all sizes.

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