We are pleased to announce that we are now a Disability Confident Leader! With this status, we hope to continue to work with other organisations to create inclusive workplace environments for disabled staff and ensure each employee has the support and provisions they need to be as effective as they can be.
Iansyst’s Managing Director says: “So pleased that Iansyst is awarded Disability Confident Leader status – it’s a key achievement we are all proud of and means a lot because we proactively help disabled individuals every day live independently through the use of assistive technology and we’re actively helping employers to increase opportunities for disabled individuals in the workplace.”
The Benefits of Employing Disabled People
Historically, there has been an employment gap between disabled and non-disabled people and as of May 2018, there is still a 30% disability employment gap.
There are many benefits that employers can tap into by hiring disabled people, such as:
Having a diverse workplace reflects your customer base. By employing disabled people along with other minorities, your business will have a better customer care team that represents a larger pool of people.
They bring additional skills. For example, people with dyslexia are known to be creative thinkers and better at communicating, which is why some of the most successful entrepreneurs are dyslexic and often credit their condition to their success (Richard Branson, Theo Paphitis etc.).
A larger pool of quality applicants. Opening the recruitment process to disabled individuals means that you have a larger selection of applicants.
What does it mean to be Disability Confident?
Disability Confident is an initiative brought in by the government to encourage businesses to recruit and retain disabled people and individuals with health conditions. The scheme broadens the talent pool for employers and helps them find new talent for their business.
Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. They’re changing behaviours and cultures in their own businesses, networks and communities.
There are three tiers to being Disability Confident. The first is committed (level one), the second is Employer (level two) and the last is Leader (level three). Each step shows you are committed to being an inclusive employer and you have implemented their recommended strategies.
How We Can Help Your Disability Confident Journey
We can partner with you to provide support for your workplace, whether that is for a team or an individual. We can offer workplace assessments to review the role and needs for a each member of staff and we can provide the latest assistive technology with training and/or strategy coaching.
Why not start with a Disability Awareness Session?
We are big believers that all companies can reap the benefits of being disability aware. This training ensures a more communicative workplace and a higher-quality customer care team, as the seminar offers context to some of the most common disabilities. Send us a message for more information!
Begin your disability confident journey today and sign up here: https://disabilityconfident.dwp.gov.uk/