We’re not just committed to recruiting from the widest possible pool of talent and retaining valuable skills and experience. We’re also working hard to be accessible to everyone we work with, both internally and externally. This includes everything from our office premises to our services to our website.
Increasing our awareness
A key part of our approach is to partner with disability confident leaders and organizations to increase our understanding in this area. In 2019 we partnered with Panathlon, a charity which gives children with disabilities and special needs opportunities to engage in competitive sports. This included a volunteering program which was incredibly fulfilling for everyone in our team who participated.
In 2021, Goss Consultancy, a leading provider of equality and diversity training, delivered disability confident training for people across the business. These sessions increased our awareness and kept us up to date with disability etiquette, language, and best practice.
We fully appreciate that not every disability is visible. There are many often hidden factors that can affect a person’s experience in the workplace, including diabetes, dyslexia, hearing impairments, and learning disabilities. It’s our job to ensure our offering is equally accessible to everyone.
As part of this, we’re aiming to ensure every interviewee we meet receives a reasonable adjustment communication so we can cater to their accessibility needs. In 2018, we adopted the accessibility software platform Recite Me to create a fully accessible version of our website. It offers text to speech functionality, adjustable font colors, text size and typeface, and dyslexia software, ensuring a positive user experience for all visitors.
Our disability insight magazine actively encourages our clients to broaden their understanding and approach to disability in the workplace. By encouraging them to start an internal dialogue on this incredibly sensitive issue, we want to help them become more comfortable talking about it, and be as inclusive as possible to everyone they work with.
Read our Disability Confident Insight
To find out more about the work we’re doing to be an accessible organization to everyone we work with, please speak to our People and Culture team.