Recruitment

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

The Inquiry brought together insights and testimonies from sector experts, housing providers, and residents from across England to examine the barriers working age people in social housing face in securing employment and progressing in work.

In its report published on 20 October 2020, Improving Opportunities: How to support social housing tenants into sustainable employment, written by UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), the Inquiry:

  • Identifies a need for funding certainty, devolved programmes to support employment opportunities
  • Spotlights how to improve employment and training for thousands of people across the UK
  • Suggests social housing provides affordability, stability people need to secure employment

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Recruitment, Job retention, Covid-19
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research

Leonard Cheshire has published an excellent report based on the findings from a survey of disabled workers and employers. The survey found that in the UK, 71% of disabled people who were employed in March 2020 have found that their work has been impacted by the pandemic. In Scotland this increases to 82%, in Wales 69% and in Northern Ireland 58%. The Locked Out of the Labour Market report produces a number of recommendations for Government and BASE fully supports them. The recommendations link well with the proposals in the Access to Jobs campaign.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

The Resolution Foundation has published a report evaluating the effects of the current economic crisis on the UK labour market. 

In association with the Bloomfield Trust, the Employment and Enterprise team at National Autistic Society (NAS) has launched a new employment programme, Autism at Work. The programme supports employers to promote job opportunities to autistic job seekers. It then supports applicants through the recruitment process and successful candidates to prepare for and succeed in their role. 

BASE has joined with a coalition of organisations to press the case for better jobs support for young people who have a disability. The recent Plan for Jobs announcements have included employer incentives for taking on apprentices and traineeships but there is no comparable incentive for Supported Internship participants. We're asking for easier access and good quality support for young people on Kickstart, more Disability Employment Advisors and parity for Supported Internships.

BASE member Ambitious About Autism has announced a pioneering partnership with Santander Universities UK and 17 high profile higher education institutions. Employers can join the programme for free to access autistic talent, training and support as well as salary costs fully funded by Santander Universities UK. 

Professionals can also register their autistic clients who have attended one of the partner universities. To find out eligibility for this unique and ground-breaking programme for autistic students and graduates, register your interest.

You can also follow them on social media via the following hashtags #SantanderUniEmployAutism #EmployAutism

The NHS England and NHS Improvement Learning Disability and Autism Engagement Team work to help people with a learning disability and their families, carers and supporters to have their say in work happening at NHS England and NHS Improvement.

They are looking for a new person with a learning disability to join their team as a Learning Disability and Autism Network Manager. An easy-read application form and job description are attached below. The closing date is 28 October and full details are available at https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/application/learning-disability-autism-network-manager-role

The Open University's new report,  'Access to Apprenticeships', has found that, while two thirds of employers consider hiring candidates with disabilities for entry-level roles is an important priority for them, many feel 'unequipped' to do so - with financial barriers and lack of training meaning they aren't able to offer the correct provisions for disabled workers.

A survey of 500 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by a solicitor firm, Bolt Burdon Kemp, has found that found many don’t understand how to cater for disabled employees. The survey found that 93% of those surveyed would like more information and training about disability employment law.

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