Local jobs for local people

Hiring employees from the locality in which a firm is based sounds a business no-brainer. Colin Cottell investigates whether this ideal is easy to achieve or a pipe dream for most organisations

The phrase ’local people for local jobs’ has a nice ring to it. And in an ideal world, it would great for employers and employees alike if staff lived right on the doorstep. The reality, of course, is that there is often little overlap between where people live and where they work.

In the City, for example, huge numbers commute in from the Home Counties and beyond...

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