Recruitment

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.

The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter Supporters’ Network, the first of its kind in the UK, has launched with more than 60 businesses signing up to the aims of the Charter.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2019
Type: 
Report

This report by Eliph Hadert, an Amaze Intern, captures the views and experiences of 10 young people from Brighton. The young people include some who are still students, some who are undertaking work experience and some who are employed.  

The report identifies some of the barriers faced and what helped people on their journey to employment. 

Hereward College has launched a pertnership initiative with Premier Inn with the aim of helping young people with additional needs get into work.

The little Premier Inn is a partnership project between Premier Inn and Hereward College, a national further educational college specialising in skills training for independent living and employment for young people with disabilities and additional needs. 

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Recruitment, Learning disabilities
Year of Publication: 
2019
Type: 
Guidance

The Foundation for People with a Learning Disability has produced an employers guide to employing people with a learning disability. The guide, produced in conjunction with Keith Bates and Sixteen, offers tips and case studies featuring the work of a range of large employers.

Accompanying it is a short guide to working with job coaches.

1- 7th April 2019 is World Autism Awareness week and we're highlighting some of the resources available to support Employers make workplaces more autism-friendly.

  • The National Autistic Society has a wealth of resources to aid employers with the recruitment, training and retention of autistic staff.

HMRC have updated the guidance on work trials.

RNIB is sharing resources for employers looking to become Disability Confident. They are hosting a specialist thematic programme that will run from 19 - 29 March and focuses on support to people with a visual impairment.

The programme is designed to increase employers knowledge and understanding about recruiting, or retaining, blind or partially sighted people in the workplace. There is no cost to use the resources.

The programme includes:

As part of the Learning Disability Employment Programme (LDEP),  the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) facilitated two webinars to help support NHS organisations to employ more people with a learning disability.

They have produced a webinar that provides practical support to those involved in recruiting and retaining people with a learning disability and/or autism.  View it to learn about supported employment, how to work in partnership with a provider, and what to expect. 

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