Simpson Dean works with progressive companies to provide candidates from open prisons. Ex-offenders are prepared to go the ‘extra mile’ and are very loyal workers. Providing work to ex-offenders has proven to help lower reoffending rates by almost 60%.
By providing community projects such as sourcing ex-offenders for work, Simpson Dean Recruitment believe they’re providing a better future for the local community.
We know ex-offenders are prepared to go the ‘extra mile’ and are loyal, reliable workers. We believe by raising the bar, it means other employees work harder as a result; a point made by many employers currently using this initiative.
In open conditions candidates are fully risk assessed. They know how to disclose effectively, and an employer will be able to make a much more informed decision about a potential employee than would normally be the case.
Many prisons can train and educate candidates within a variety of industries and have successful training programmes already in place within certain sectors, e.g. construction, industrial and agricultural sectors. Training within your industry can also be offered.
Simpson Dean Recruitment believes by giving candidates the opportunity to gain temporary or contract work it gives them more chance of gaining a permanent position when they come out of prison.
We know that with support from the community and a stable job, the reoffending rate drops dramatically from 73% to 16%.
Once a candidate has completed and succeeded in their role, Simpson Dean Recruitment provide personal written references. These references are important for candidates to gain further employment once they leave prison.
How much does the service cost?
We look at how you engage with your current agencies supplying your staff and work out a deal that fits around your current spend. For example, we can either charge you a temporary hourly rate, daily or weekly rate. This can be paid as PAYE or contractor depending on how you would like us to do this.
Simpson Dean Recruitment supply you with staff who are hard-working, communicative and dedicated to making a good impression; the prison service takes less of our tax payer’s money for the upkeep of the prison and, finally, the prisoners gain a rewarding and, hopefully, self-affirming opportunity to start afresh and ensure they don’t reoffend once they are released.
Recruiters - why use Simpson Dean Recruitment?
If a candidate is unwell, a replacement is organised before they leave for work, ensuring the client isn’t inconvenienced.
All candidates are registered face-to-face and Simpson Dean Recruitment will ‘hand pick’ the most suitable candidates based on their skill set and personality to fulfil your business requirements.
We can manage the entire process for you. Each candidate will be a Simpson Dean candidate, working on our books, paid weekly by us and covered under Simpson Dean’s insurance.
We do all the hard work for you, ensuring you get great employees willing to work hard.
If you think you could support and grow your local community as an employer, get in touch. We’re here to help you and guide you through the process. At Simpson Dean we pride ourselves in being honest, reliable, communicative, forward thinking as well as open to new ideas and challenges. If you would like to find out more, contact us on 01494 419 192.