Who we are
WHO WE AREThe International Organization for Migration (IOM) is part of the United Nations System as the leading inter-governmental organization promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. IOM has had a presence in the United Kingdom since 1995.
Our WorkAs the leading inter-governmental organization promoting humane and orderly migration, IOM plays a key role to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through different areas of intervention that connect both humanitarian assistance and sustainable development. In the UK, IOM supports migrants through a variety of resettlement, support and protection activities.
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Ensuring migrants and refugees can contribute economically and socially to their host communities is key to the future well-being, prosperity and cohesion of communities. Yet there can be barriers to integration such as an inability to transfer qualifications, differences in cultural values, insufficient language skills, and a mismatch between experience and opportunities. IOM aims to reduce these barriers by analysing employer and migrant needs, creating opportunities for migrants and developing partnerships for increased employer and migrant engagement.
IOM works with both refugees and employers within the UK to promote employment opportunities. IOM provides information and support to refugees resettling to the UK both before and after their arrival, and provide training and guidance to employers interested in hiring refugees. If you would like to contact IOM UK to find out more please email iomukLMI@iom.int
Tapping Potential: Guidelines to Help British Businesses Employ Refugees
In May 2019 IOM UK, in partnership with UNHCR, BITC (Business in the Community) and the UK Government launched new guidelines aimed at helping employers understand how they can diversify and improve their workforce by actively engaging with refugees. The guidelines provide a succinct overview of the facts within the UK, as well as an accessible ‘INSPIRE, HIRE, GROW’ framework to promote business engagement - with existing case studies and examples from across various work sectors.