In a Nutshell: Issue 73


The efforts of labour market programmes to improved rates of employment among disadvantaged groups are often undermined by selection criteria during employers’ recruitment processes. Public employment services need to engage more with employers if they are to be effective ‘matchmakers’. 

Rachel Suff

Reviewed by:

Rachel Suff, Employment Relations and Diversity Adviser (Europe)

Rachel Suff joined the CIPD as a policy adviser in 2014 to increase the CIPD’s public policy profile and engage with politicians, civil servants, policy-makers and commentators to champion better work and working lives. An important part of her role is to ensure that the views of the profession inform CIPD policy thinking on issues such as health and well-being, employee engagement and employment relations. As well as conducting research on UK employment issues, she helps guide the CIPD’s thinking in relation to European developments affecting the world of work. Rachel’s prior roles include working as a researcher for XpertHR and as a senior policy adviser at Acas.

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