‘Intensive’ support takes heat off BME recruits

British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology annual conference, Brighton, 13-16 January 2010 Selection coaching accelerates diversity, according to a pilot at London Fire Brigade, writes Kisane Prutton, from the BPS’ DOP annual conference. Chartered occupational psychologist Philip Wilson described how the Brigade has used coaching to help people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds overcome the problems they face when applying for jobs. Potential new BME recruits were offered intensive practice and awareness training and coaching to support preparation for each stage of the fire-fighter selection process. Meanwhile, Kevin Daniels and his colleagues from Loughborough University shared research […]

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