social policy

Recruitment of workers into low-paid occupations and industries: an evidence review

In December 2019, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) was commissioned to undertake a rapid evidence review focused on the recruitment of workers into low-paid occupations and industries. The purpose of the review was to find out whether people with protected characteristics, that is, ‘protected groups’, experience discrimination in the recruitment process, and the barriers they encounter when seeking to enter the workplace.