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208: Brainfood Live On Air – Ep182 – Hiring the Formerly Institutionalised

November 25th, 2022

True Inclusion: Hiring the Formerly Institutionalised


We talk a a good DEIB game in TA / HR but it’s pretty clear that there are certain groups which are always excluded from the conversation of inclusion. When the last time your company hired someone who had been institutionalised? Chances are, never – as gaps in work history is knock out criteria, experience in prison or mental institution considered entirely discounted and moral judgements become the only signal we pay attention to.


We need to change this folks, not only because of the ethical imperative but also because there is an untapped talent pool which can really help solve some of the toughest hiring challenges we have today.


I’m going to be joined by Christine Ng in the co-pilot seat, as we interview James Fellowes, Founder, (Bridge of Hope) and Chance Bleu-Montgomery, Partner Support Manager (Bridge of Hope), hear their stories and try and learn from them how we can unlock human potential by adopting a new mindset and providing the kind of environment in which the human spirit can thrive.

Ep182 is sponsored by our buddies Metaview


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