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Inclusive Recruitment & Retention

Recruiting the right talent for your business is pivotal to success.

Understanding how to ensure your business is truly inclusive has a number of benefits. Removing barriers and ensuring that your organisation is open to everyone regardless of disability, age, race or other protected characteristics can create a reputation as a good place to work, reduce employee turnover and enhance the satisfaction levels of your staff members.

Richard Shakespeare will support your organisation to recruit employees from a wide pool of talent using the right language and formats in your advertising and forms. We can advise you on how to ensure disabled staff receive the right level of support so that your recruitment is geared to recruit the best talent and to retain and nurture that talent.

Employing a person with a disability is no more expensive or difficult than employing anyone else, businesses need to consider inclusive retention when they are looking to expand a workforce.

Your staff are your biggest asset and so having the right people working for you can really help drive your business forward.

If you are worried about some practical considerations when employing a person with a disability then help and support can be found in a number of places including:

The Access to Work scheme which operates in the United Kingdom gives both employers and employees advice and support with extra costs such as equipment or adaptations to premises.

If you would like to find out more about Access to Work and how it might be able to help you please click here.

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) provide the Equality Direct helpline which you can call on 0845 6003444

Disability employment advisers operate from most local job centres.

We can help you to ensure that all aspects of your recruitment and retention process are fully inclusive.

If you are looking to recruit new staff and are interesting in exploring the business benefits of inclusion then please contact our team to arrange an initial consultation.