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Alliance Homes Bans the Box on job applications

Candidates with a criminal record can now apply for jobs at Alliance Homes with the knowledge that they will be assessed on their ability to do the job before any convictions are fairly considered.

In signing up to the national campaign from Business in the Community we’ve joined more than 160 employers, including the Civil Service, Boots and Ricoh, who are creating a fair chance for ex-offenders to compete for jobs and bringing down the £18 billion a year cost of reoffending.

Having a job can reduce a person’s chance of reoffending by up to 50% and Alliance Homes is leading the way in offering people a chance to turn their lives around while helping to keep communities safer.

Removing the barrier of a tick box can make all the difference to someone deciding to apply to work for us. Through signing up to Ban the Box and considering whether, when and how to ask about criminal convictions, employers can play a vital role in keeping people out of prison while gaining access to a large and diverse talent pool.