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Your Workforce Includes People with Disabilities. Does Your People Strategy?

Most companies believe that they have a small number of employees with disabilities, but a survey of nearly 28,000 employees in 16 countries found that 25% of people have a disability or health condition that limits a major life activity. BCG concludes that by taking steps to improve the inclusion of employees with disabilities, companies […]

Over Half of UK Workers with Invisible Disabilities Left to Seek Support Alone

37% of workers with invisible disabilities haven't told their employer about their condition. This is a problem because these workers aren't getting the support they need at work. Invisible disabilities are those that aren't immediately obvious, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, ADHD, mental health conditions and chronic pain. There are a number of reasons why […]

Can businesses require disabled employees to return to the office?

Remote work: not just a pandemic trend, but a reasonable accommodation for disabled employees Before the pandemic, working from home was a common request from disabled employees that employers often refused. However, during the pandemic, many organisations shifted to remote work. Now, some businesses are considering requiring employees to return to the workplace at least […]

10 Ways to make meetings and events Neuro-Inclusive

April is Autism Awareness Month, the perfect time for meeting professionals to commit to learning more about how a few simple changes can improve the meeting experience for neurodiverse attendees. As the growing interest in workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion expands, meeting professionals are considering how events can be more inclusive for neurodiverse attendees, including […]

A third of autistic people say recruitment most difficult part of their career

Traditional recruitment involves unwritten social rules which are a barrier for autistic candidates, a new report has found. The report, by Auticon, an IT consultancy which exclusively employs people on the autism spectrum, found almost a third (31%) of autistic people said the traditional recruitment process was the most difficult part of their career. Andrea […]

Disabled employees surges to record high thanks to remote working

Employment among disabled people in the US rose to 21.3% in 2022. The embrace of remote work spurred by the pandemic helped the US employment rate for people with disabilities to reach an all-time high last year. The percentage of disabled people who were employed rose to 21.3 per cent in 2022, according to data released Thursday by the […]

Mothers, older workers and disabled people hold the key to getting Britain back to work

Government efforts to boost Britain’s workforce should focus on supporting more mothers into work, and helping older workers and those with a disability stay in work, rather than persuading the large Covid cohort of older workers to ‘unretire’, according to new Resolution Foundation research published. The issue of workforce participation has come to a head […]

'Access to Work' scheme delays costing blind people jobs

Many blind and partially-sighted people are having job offers withdrawn because of delays in getting an assessment for the government’s Access to Work scheme, according to a sight loss charity. The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) claimed that it takes on average five to six months from initial application to assessment under the […]

Why businesses must stop disregarding people with disabilities

After having been cast aside for years, equality of gender, race, and sexuality have risen up the ranks of importance to become issues that are addressed in the boardroom. Yet one category is strikingly absent: disability inclusion. Perhaps this is because disability comes in many forms, and as a result necessitates a multi-layered, thorough approach. […]

6 ways employers can improve on intersectionality

Hays’ Sandra Henke explores how embracing intersectionality can help employers improve the experience of all employees. Diversity is not a linear issue. As companies seek to be representative of the communities they operate in and that make up their workforce, many still consider their diversity efforts in distinct, singular characteristics. For example, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality […]

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