HR Grapevine – Enabling your disabled talent

HR Grapevine – Enabling your disabled talent

I was pleased to comment on this important subject. HR must differentiate learning for employees with impairments - but how should this work? There are 13.9 million disabled people in the UK. Yet research conducted in 2018 by disability charity Leonard Cheshire discovered that nearly a quarter of all UK employers admit that they would be discouraged from hiring candidates with impairments, whilst a shocking 66% of respondents cited the cost of workplace adjustments as the key reasons for their hesitance – believing that doing so would make a detrimental impact on their bottom line. The charity also found that 17% of disabled candidates who had applied for a job in the past five years said the employer withdrew the job offer as a result of their disability – mainly because making adjustments to workplace structure and education simply wasn’t something the employer was willing to do. These pieces of research evidence just how hard it can be for disabled employees to enter...
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