The dangers of formulaic recruitment

"It's not a bad thing for any business to hire people who've got something to prove," says Rod Aldridge, founder and former CEO of Capita.

by Adam Gale

Most business leaders agree in principle that diversity pays, in large part because it means you can recruit from the widest and deepest possible talent pools. But that doesn’t mean they always act on it.

Rod Aldridge built Capita from a micro-business into a FTSE 100 company before leaving in 2006. Since then, he’s worked with 12 academies, largely in disadvantaged areas, to help young people get a better start in life. Opening the eyes of recruiters is a win-win, he says.

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here


Call: 020 8267 8121



  • Limited free articles a month
  • Free email bulletins

Register Now

Become a subscriber

From £42 a quarter*

  • Full access to
  • Exclusive event discounts
  • Management Today's print magazine
  • Plus lots more including our State of the Industry Report.

Choose a Package

*plus VAT