DWP Partners launch new recruitment tool for employers

DWP Partners launch new recruitment tool for employers

Reed in Partnership has led the Department for Work and Pensions’ prime provider partners in the development of a new wesbite to support employers to quickly and effectively fill vacancies at this important time.

The DWPPartners.co.uk site provides quick access to DWP’s local employment support partner in regions across England and Wales.

Each partner is commissioned by DWP to deliver a service that enables jobseekers to access sustainable work with a local employer.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the site will enable employers to connect with a local DWP partner to quickly fill vacancies - for free.

The partner will help identify jobseekers in the area with suitable skills for the roles and prepare them to begin working.

This might include people who are classified as long-term unemployed or people with health conditions and disabilities that may have been preventing them from accessing work.

Close support will be offered by the local partner to manage an effective recruitment process that follows the latest guidelines on safe working practices.

The service also includes:

  • Specialist advice on health and wellbeing in the workplace
  • Candidate screening and interview coordination
  • Skills training and induction services

The site will alleviate pressure on Jobcentre Plus centres responding to an increase in claimants driven by the current pandemic and enable employers to access the wide talent pool of jobseekers looking to find a new role.

The service is fully funded by the government and so entirely free to employer who use it to fulfil their recruitment needs.

You can access the site at DWPPartners.co.uk and find out more about the government’s support for recruiting employers on the gov.uk website.