Disabled role models

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