Create an inclusive and diverse workforce.
Becoming an inclusive employer needs to be a priority for all organisations, large and small. The most important step is to recognise the need to make a start.
In the UK, there are nearly 8 million people of working age with a disability with only an employment rate of 53%. For a comparison, the non disability employment rate in this same group is 81%.
Recent research found 82% of disabled respondents reported that their most pressing problem was finding a disability-friendly employer. This figure shows the importance for disabled candidates to have confidence in an organisation before they apply.Furthermore, 80% said there was a lack of information in job adverts about workplaces and company polices regarding accessibility.