Young people experienced the greatest rise in unemployment during the pandemic, due to a period of reduced recruitment. However, job vacancies have since reached record levels, and employers, now faced with strong competition to fill roles, have a great opportunity to tap into underutilised pools of talent who have previously been overlooked. Young people from marginalised groups are in particular need of job opportunities, and employers have a critical role to play in helping them get into paid work.

This practice summary, published in partnership with Youth Futures Foundation, gives evidence-based guidance on how to attract young talent from diverse backgrounds and discusses selection tools and techniques employers can use to ensure an accurate evaluation of their potential.

  • See the practice summary for the main insights and practical recommendations for action. 
  • See the scientific summary for our methodology and technical information on the research and study references.

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