On the 14th of March, Iansyst in partnership with the Cambridge Network will be hosting a free-to-attend event, Becoming Disability Confident, at the Hauser Forum in Cambridge. This event will open the conversation on disability, inclusion and highlight the benefits of recruiting a diverse workforce.
1 in 5 people in the UK
By creating an open and supportive environment for staff members, there
Gaining a better understanding of your customers
The more diverse your workforce is, the more customer and clients you’ll reach. For example, disabled employees are more likely to be able to design products and services that will truly suit disabled customers. Hiring people from different backgrounds will encourage a wider range of satisfied customers, therefore increasing your profits.
Better problem solving due to diversity
Employing people with different perspectives, backgrounds and experience will create better and faster problem solvers. Building on each individual’s strength will help your business to deliver solutions and grow.
Maintaining talent and boosting your company as a great employer
Valuing your staff and giving them a sense of belonging and acceptance mean employees will be eager to progress their career further at your company. Moreover, if you publicise your diversity and inclusion policies, more people are likely to want to join your company, and to disclose their ethnicity, race or disability to you, giving you a wider variety of talented candidates to choose from.
Welcoming the millennial generation into the workplace
With advances in technology, a fresh approach to multitasking and the desire to succeed, the millennial generation believe that having a job is not only about income but also personal satisfaction. They prefer flexible working, making a difference and gaining opportunities for professional development. Changing the ways in which your company works, such as allowing employees to work from home and accommodating additional support, will mean you can benefit from this new pool of great talent.
What is Disability Confident?
Disability Confident is a government-run scheme that offers advice and guidance for employers to “think differently about disability, and improve how they attract, recruit and retain disabled workers.” The scheme has three tiers to support businesses on their disability journey. The first tier is Disability Committed, the second is Disability Employer and the third is Disability Confident Leader. With each tier, a business has to implement and show how it’s creating an accessible and inclusive work environment for everyone.
Becoming Disability Confident Event
“We hope our event will expel the misconceptions around disability in the workplace and offer a guide for business owners and HR professionals, whether they are part of a small business or a larger corporation,”
The event will include talks from The Department of Work and Pensions, Yvonne Smyth ( Hays ), Sally Ward ( PurpleSpace ), Adelle Shaw-Flach ( The Sweet Potato Consultancy ) and a talk from Janine King and Mark Woodward at
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