Guidance on how to recruit more inclusively

Inclusion is proactive, thoughtful and considered. It means ensuring that everyone feels part of the process, policies and frameworks. The way to achieve this is to make sure we all assess our behaviour and actions to ensure we are not excluding anyone. The NHS Long Term Plan and NHS People Plan, both centre inclusion as an aspiration for the organisation and as a way of improving retention and attracting high calibre candidates into the workforce. Inclusive recruitment is a strategy that has been shown to enable this, by considering how different backgrounds, approaches and thinking styles can help deliver innovative services and develop the organisation into one that reflects the diversity of the public it serves.We have developed this guidance on inclusive recruitment to help you fine-tune your process and improve the diversity of candidates who apply for jobs in the NHS and who are offered those positions.

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