The Ability People (TAP) is an ethical recruitment agency driven by the belief that a person’s achievement should only be determined by their ability.
All of our consultants have overcome barriers to do incredible things in the worlds of sport, industry, community and education. This gives us a unique perspective on success and helps us source the very best talent for organisations across the UK.
Headed up by former Paralympic swimming champion Liz Johnson and staffed exclusively by people with impairments, TAP is a ‘for-profit’ business, not a charity, and works with some of the UK’s most sought after employer brands.
Our consulting team all live with the realities of ‘disability’ but have chosen to be defined by what they ‘can do’, amassing an impressive array of accolades in the worlds of sport, industry, community and education.
This unique perspective means we see talent that others miss. After all, we’ve built careers by defying expectation.
The Ability People are competitive, highly motivated and know that how something is achieved is as important as the achievement itself. That’s why our accomplishments define us, not our limitations.
The areas we work in
At TAP we will be focusing our work on 4 key areas of recruitment:
1) Engineering & Technical
The manufacturing and industrial sectors are big employers and demand for professionals in these areas is only growing. Technological innovation and the increasing importance of sustainability and clean technology means there are many exciting opportunities within these fields.
We work with our clients to hand-pick the best technical professionals from a number of specialisms which include:
- Manufacturing & industry
- Environment & sustainability
2) Digital & E-Commerce
The digital sphere is one of the most dynamic sectors and TAP is aiming to be at the forefront of its development. We want to help this sector continue its rapid evolution and so work with the best and brightest.
We specialise in the following disciplines:
- Digital marketing & advertising
- Social media and community management
- SEO and web analytics
- User experience
- Content creation and management
- Graphic & web design
- Project management
3) Human Resources
Human Resources may have been around for a while but don’t let that fool you – it’s where some of the greatest changes in society occur. The employment landscape is responding to ‘generational’ expectations, the introductions of new careers and roles, globalisation, regulation and the push towards diversity and inclusivity.
Specialist areas within this sector include
- Diversity and inclusion
- HR transformation & change
- Workforce management
- Learning & development
- Compensation and reward strategy
- Conflict resolution
- Regulatory change
- Global mobility
- Recruitment and retention
- Performance management
NextGen is a unique area for us as it is our only team exclusively dedicated to supporting people with disability or impairment. NextGen reflects our core values and commitment to a community whose talent society has not yet recognised.
Personal experience means we know that those most impacted by bias are the ones leaving university, college or school and embarking on a career. Getting started is hard enough for the non-disabled but for those with disabilities it can be prohibitive, unnecessarily intimidating and incredibly frustrating. As a result, those with disabilities are being under-represented in a range of professions and this creates a much wider problem in society.
The NextGen team will help employers become truly more inclusive as well as working with those with disabilities as they begin their professional lives.
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