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
Delegates heard valuable insights from a diverse group of individuals, whose disabilities included visual impairment, mobility issues, mental health conditions and invisible illnesses. Click here for a summary of the event.
The seminar focussed on what is appropriate in terms of behaviour and language when interacting with disabled individuals. Click here for a summary of the event.
Hosted by Hogan Lovells.
This seminar provided delegates with the opportunity to consider the progress they had made to date and to highlight the areas that still needed attention. Click here for a summary of the event.
In small-group discussions, representatives from a variety of companies spoke with disabled speakers about their perceptions of various industries generally, as well as attitudes toward specific companies and firms.
Four exceptionally bright individuals, each with first hand experience of disability, spoke with delegates in small groups about their own situation.
At this event, students and recent graduates build their knowledge of disability by discussing the impact of their own disabilities on university life, academic study, and in applying to firms.
When it comes to disabled graduates, recruiters need to know how they look for jobs, what channels they use, what concerns they have and how to address the barriers that exists, perceived or real, that is currently stopping them from applying for graduate jobs.
The focus of the seminar was implementing adjustments during the recruitment process. The event provided attendees with the opportunity to discuss key issues in depth and to explore concerns in a safe and confidential environment.
David Blomfield, Partner at Boyes Turner and an expert employment lawyer, provided information on the law and clarity on what the new legislation meant for employers.