Disability

Recruiting disabled talent: Employee experiences impact application choices

It has been found that 70% of people now look to reviews prior to making any career decisions * highlighting that young people trust reviews from their peers and like to read first-hand what it’s like to work at specific employers before they apply.

For employers looking to target disabled students this is key. Having publicly available employee stories should be a major part of their Disability Recruitment Strategy if they are to ensure that their organisation is being considered by the increasing talent pool of disabled applicants. Read more

Collaboration is key: disability and employment

With the 25 year anniversary of the introduction of the DDA fast approaching, questions will be no doubt be asked about how effective it has been.

When it comes to employment, the facts are stark: there are 7.6 million disabled people of working age in Britain, of whom 51.5% are in employment, compared to 81.7% of non-disabled people. This suggests that, whilst progress has been made, there is still much work to be done. But what is it that needs to be done, and who needs to do it? Read more

Disability confidence improves employer brands

The marketplace is predicting that in 2019 many employers will continue to have to compete in an increasingly tough marketplace, typified by skills shortages, and that they will need to differentiate by improving the candidate experience. Employer branding has for a number of years been reported as a key trend to enable differentiation in attracting talented candidates.

Disability and employment at No.10: The Government’s role in effecting change.

It’s not every day that I am invited to No.10. In fact, it’s fair to say, it has never happened before, and I was therefore somewhat excited, and indeed a little daunted, by the prospect. I was invited to meet Jean-André Prager who has recently been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Specialist Adviser on disability issues, and who wished to discuss disability employment matters with me…

Challenges facing disabled students entering employment. And how employers can address them

Author - Helen Cooke, Director, MyPlus Consulting

It is probably fair to say that many, if not all, students face challenges as they enter employment. From poor grades and a lack of work experience to feelings of anxiety and tough competition for jobs – the challenges are far and wide. However, for those who have a disability the challenges can be even greater.