Progressive employers recognise that if they genuinely want to attract and recruit the very best talent they have to be truly inclusive; and this obviously includes those who have a disability. Last year 13% of students had a disability and being able to leverage this talent pool obviously dramatically increases the talent pool for any employer. Read more
With an ever-increasing number of students with neurodiverse conditions going to university and applying for graduate jobs, it is crucial that employers build their understanding about this subject. And if you are to benefit from the unique skills and strengths and these individuals have, you must also be able to provide the appropriate support both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. Read more
How do careers services meet the specific needs of their disabled students? What role does the disability service play in relation to careers? Who do students go to for careers advice? How can employers most effectively reach disabled students? Read more
Whilst progressive employers recognise the importance of providing support for all of their employees to enable them to unlock their potential, knowing what types of support and adjustments to provide for those with a disability isn’t always clear. And neither is knowing how to source them and how they will actually work in practice. Read more
Taking the first step on any new journey is always the hardest and this is never truer than when starting your disability confidence journey.
The importance of mental health remains a key issue for employers, and particularly graduate recruiters. Research carried out by the NUS found that eight out of ten students said they had experienced poor mental health in their final year at university; a third of the respondents also said they had had suicidal thoughts. Read more
How to encourage individuals to be open about their disability is one of the most commonly asked questions from employers; the other being how to attract disabled applicants. Read more
The term ‘inclusive recruitment’ is often used yet rarely elaborated upon or explained. Do we really understand what inclusive recruitment means, and what we actually need to do to ensure we are fully inclusive? Read more
Launched in 2017 our Recruiters’ Club Annual Reception provides an opportunity for our members, sponsors and network of businesses and individuals associated with disability to come together for drinks, canapes and discussions. Read more
Applying for jobs is complex, challenging and time consuming for all applicants as they consider how to present themselves, what information to include and what examples to draw upon to demonstrate the required competencies / strengths. Read More
People are an organisation’s most important asset. Progressive employers recognise that they have to select from the broadest pool of candidates if they are to select the very best talent they can; this obviously includes those with a disability or long-term health condition. Read more
Progressive employers recognise that if they really want to attract and recruit the very best talent they have to be truly inclusive. Read more about this event
For many of us, the subject of disability remains an uncomfortable one. Read more about this event
For some of us the subject of disability is an uncomfortable one; we don’t always know what to say, what to do or how to act. When it comes to graduate recruitment it is this fear, in part, that has stopped us making the progress that we would have liked to have done. Click here for more details
Progressive employers recognise that if they really want to attract and recruit the very best talent they have to be truly inclusive. Click here for a summary of the event.
Being a disability confident recruiter. Click here for a summary of the event.
Now in our 12th year we are launching The Recruiters’ Club Annual Reception to mark the occasion. Click here for a summary of the event
With input from an employment lawyer, a disability and employment expert, employers, and employees with disabilities, a very practical approach was taken to the subject of adjustments and answers found to the questions that arise. Click here for for a summary of the event.
If you ever needed reminding of the incredible strengths that disabled people have, and can bring to an organisation, then this morning’s Breakfast Seminar was that reminder. Click here for a summary of the event
· How do careers services meet the specific needs of their disabled students?
· What role does the disability service play in relation to careers?
· Who do students go to for careers advice?
· How can employers most effectively reach disabled students?
Around 50% of students use the university careers service in their search for a job; this is true of both disabled and non-disabled students. However, research found that over 90% of disabled students also talked to their disability manager about their career options. In addition, disabled students, like all students, join student societies and clubs, and talk to their faculties about employment.
So, when it comes to attracting disabled students, who should employers be engaging with and how can these different stakeholders support them with their engagement with disabled students?
For this Disability Café representatives from across universities will provide insights into their role and responsibilities including the specific part they play in advising disabled students about their career.
Disabled students will also provide insights into who they seek advice from regards employment, particularly in relation to the specific challenges and questions they face around issues such as ‘disclosure’ and requesting adjustments.
By understanding more about the role of these services, and who disabled students seek guidance from, recruiters will build their understanding of how they can most effectively work with universities to engage with disabled students. Delegates will also gain insights into what advice the students are looking for thus enabling you to provide appropriate, and sought after, information.
MyPlus Recruiters’ Club Platinum and Gold members who signed up or renewed in 2019 are entitled to 2 complimentary places at Disability Cafés. Additional complimentary places may be available depending on room capacity, with priority being given to Platinum members. 2018 Gold members are entitled to 1 place.
MyPlus Recruiters’ Club Silver members may purchase places at a reduced price of £175 +VAT
Non-members may purchase places at a price of £350 + VAT.
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