There are many different issues that you need to think about when you are planning your community or voluntary project. A Business Plan helps you to figure out how you are going to put your project into place, what resources you will need and how you are going to turn your objectives and aims into a reality. A Business Plan can be a brief one to two page summary or it can be an elaborate document with lots of detail. Often Business Plans are used in funding applications or contract negotiations. They are also used as a means of engaging supporters, volunteers and other participants who need to be doing something to turn your idea or proposal into a live project or service.
Increasing diversity in job-recruiting – a trial that closed the racial gap has lessons for recruiters
Increasing diversity in the workforce is an important challenge. The public trust government services and companies more if they see that their social identity – race, gender, disability etc. – is reflected in the service being provided. Employers are therefore keen to improve the application rate and success rate of minority-group candidates. A recruitment campaign for a regional police service managed to increase by 50% the pass rate on a pre-employment test, amongst non-white candidates. They achieved this huge improvement by changing the wording of emailed information sent to candidates. How did this work and what are the practical implications for employers?