Early and successful labour market integration increases self-efficacy and is key to harnessing the full contributions of migrants and refugees in their new 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.
We aim to reduce these barriers by analysing employer and migrant needs, creating opportunities for migrants and developing partnerships for increased employer and migrant engagement.
In 2019 IOM published the Employers Guide to Help British Businesses Employ Refugees in partnership with UNHCR and the UK Government. The Guidelines can be accessed here