This week MVF has signed up to Business in the Community’s Ban the Box campaign, agreeing not to include a tick box for criminal convictions on any of its application forms.
As one of the UK’s fastest growing tech companies and one of the top ten places to work in the UK (Sunday Times Best Companies List 2015), MVF’s commitment to the scheme could make a big impact on the Ban the Box movement. MVF will be creating hundreds of roles in the coming year, thanks to major investment recently from PE firm Bridgepoint.
MVF joins Barclays, Boots and many other top British companies already signed up for the scheme, which turned two this year.
Titus Sharpe, CEO of MVF comments: “MVF has never included a box for convictions on our application form, but we are now taking the positive step of joining the ban the box movement and making this part of our company policy.
We believe candidates should be considered for roles based on their talent and skills alone and everyone should have the opportunity to apply. We feel it is the responsibility of business to lead by example and be a force for good in the community, and this movement is something we are proud to be part of.”
Faye Goldman, Campaign Manager at Business in the Community: “Having MVF on board is a great boost to the Ban the Box campaign. As one of the Top 10 Best Companies to work for, we’re pleased to see them leading the way with championing this inclusive recruitment practice and applaud them for recognising that it really doesn’t make business sense to exclude people with criminal convictions from their growing workforce.”