Specialist Themed Programme: ‘Recruitment as Recommended’
Welcome all Disability Confident employers to the next in the series of Specialist Themed programmes.

Disability Confident is constantly looking to extend the offer to employers that sign up to the scheme. To help you on your journey, Disability Confident Leaders are sharing their best practice, advice, guidance and resources around the topic of Recruitment. Please see the programme below, which runs from 18th June – 29th June 2018, which I hope you will find useful. As a Disability Confident employer, the Specialist Themed programme is free of charge.

 

The programme includes:

• organised events
• webinars
• good practice toolkits and guides
• social media activity (LinkedIn and Facebook)
• blogs and links to video-blogs.

Full details on how to access the materials, resources and to sign-up to specific events are included below:

WEEK ONE
Date DC Leader Description Links
18th June 2018 Launch Event

Recruitment as Recommended Launch Event.

Time:11.45am – 2.00pm

Ministerial launch of the Specialist Themed Programme. Invitation only via: Anna Moody (Microlink).

18th June 2018 Dr Nasser Siabi OBE interview with Sarah Newton- Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work.

Topics of discussion:

• Disability Employment
• Disability Confident Campaign
• Access To Work Scheme

Minister – Sara Newton – Interview
18th June 2018 Disability Guide

This guide addresses the most common disabilities and health conditions that may be encountered in the workplace. It covers the potential impact of each as well as simple adjustments that can be made to the recruitment process, and in work to ensure all talent is able to shine.

Remploy – Disability Confident
19th June 2018 Guide

Channel 4’s free comprehensive guide to employing disabled talent.

C4 guide to employing disabled talent
20th June 2018  

 

Case Study

The Lloyds Banking Group case study on workplace adjustment implementation.

Case Study PDF
20th June 2018 Frequently asked Questions and Answers Information Sheet

Employers can find it difficult to know where to start when recruiting disabled talent. AdviserPlus has produced a Frequently asked Questions and Answer information sheet that helps employers to attract, select, recruit and on-board disabled people.

https://adviserplus.com/2018/05/recruitment-and-disability/

 

21st June 2018 Information

Channel 4’s information sheet for all new starters to ensure workplace adjustments are put in place at the earliest intervention in support of the individual.
Other employers may wish to adopt this at the induction stage.

Channel 4- Disability info for new joiners
22nd June 2018 Think Differently Workshop

This special event is delivered in conjunction with the Midlands Ability Network, Remploy and hosted by KPMG. It aims to give local businesses advice, guidance and support to help recruit and support disabled people in the workplace.

The interactive session will explore:
Perceptions – socially and in the workplace;
What is disability – definition & examples
How do we do things differently – small adjustments, big impact
Understanding barriers – organisational, process, personal
Keeping people in work – protecting your investment, what support is available?

KPMG, 1 Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6GH

Time: 10am – 1.00pm

Think Differently Workshop

22nd June 2018 Video of  how a blind candidate was on boarded at Wellcome (example of best practice).

 

Video on Vimeo
WEEK TWO
25th June 2018

 

 

Transitions into employment for young people with SEND.

Final Report of the Transitions to Employment Group Sub-Group.

Transitions Summary and Action Plan April 2016

Through Learning to Earning Final Report 310516

25th June 2018 Video:

Video from Managing Director, Dave Kelly, introducing Daisy Inclusive UK’s services, providing organisations with the knowledge and understanding to help and support disabled people and un-tap the potential of disabled employees.

Training includes: Point of Contact, Disability Awareness in the Workplace and Through Sport, Disability Hate Crime, plus our Disability Business Confidence Quality Mark.

YouTube Link
25th June 2018 Webinar

Barclays’ journey towards accessible and inclusive recruitment opportunities.

To include:

• Building the business case
• Flexible approaches to recruitment
• Support to improve retention
• Building an inclusive culture
• Measuring impact

Time: 12pm

Duration: 1 hourJoin WebEx meeting

Meeting number (access code):
951 011 427

Meeting password: UDWDkUC3

Join from a video system or application– Dial: 951011427@barclays.webex.com

Join by phone:
+44-20-3478-5289 UK – Toll

25th June 2018 Tom Hadley explains the benefits of a diverse workforce. YouTube Link
26th June 2018 Think Differently Workshop

This special event aims to give local businesses advice, guidance and support to help recruit and support people with disabilities in the workplace.

The interactive session will explore:
Perceptions – socially and in the workplace;
What is disability – definition & examples
How do we do things differently – small adjustments, big impact
Understanding barriers – organisational, process, personal
Keeping people in work – protecting your investment, what support is available?

Time: 1.00 – 4.00pm

Location:
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, 30 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1EQ

Joining Instructions:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/think-differently-workshop-tickets-46653694456

26th June 2018 Think Differently Workshop
This special event aims to give local businesses advice, guidance and support to help recruit and support people with disabilities in the workplace.The interactive session will explore:
Perceptions – socially and in the workplace;
What is disability – definition & examples
How do we do things differently – small adjustments, big impact
Understanding barriers – organisational, process, personal
Keeping people in work – protecting your investment, what support is available?
Time: 10am – 1.00pm

Location:
Remploy, House a Swansea Foyer, 34 Alexandra Rd, Swansea, SA1 5ED

Joining Instructions:
Think Differently Workshop

26th June 2018 Webinar

Attracting, recruiting and supporting disabled talent.

This webinar will cover:

• Why employ more disabled people?
• Attracting more disabled applicants
• How and where you advertise.
• What do people know about you and how this can influence recruitment of disabled people
• Adjusting your recruitment process.

Time: 10.00am

Joining Instructions:
Think Differently Workshop

26th June 2018 Webinar

How does being Disability Confident help you to recruit for your business?

This webinar will cover:

• Why employ more disabled people?
• What is Disability Confident?
• Level 1 Committed
• Level 2 Employer
• Level 3 – Leader

Disability Confident Process:

• Self-assessment
• Validation
• Services and resources

Time: 2.00pm

Joining Instructions:
Think Differently Workshop

26th June 2018 Video of a how a blind candidate was on boarded at Wellcome (example of best practice).

 

Video on Vimeo
27th June 2018

 

View our Workplace Adjustment infographic which shows an efficient way to manage disability in the workplace – from Line manager support to business efficiency a robust WPA service can significantly reduce condition related absence spend. Microlink Chaos & Solution + 25 years 2017
27th June 2018 Webinar
Disability Confident – enei Disability Recruitmentenei will share their extensive experience of attracting, recruiting and supporting disabled people in the workplace. The webinar will include clarity as to why employers should recruit disabled talent and provide practical examples drawn from many different employers from diverse sectors.The webinar will cover:• The facts
• Why is the recruitment of disabled people important?
• How can I attract, recruit and retain disabled talent?
• What do I need to do now?
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm

Joining Instructions:

https://www.enei.org.uk/events/disability-confident-2706/

Please note: When participants book online, they will receive a confirmation email. enei will then send a webinar link and access code one week before the event.

27th June 2018 Employer Journey

This guide highlights the stages employers go through, from exploring what’s possible to creating an inspirational place to work, where all types of talent is able to shine, and other employers set as a benchmark. You will see at each stage, what employers like you might already be doing, the support that can be provided, key milestones and the business benefits you could achieve.

Remploy – Disability Confident
28th June 2018 Event

Recruitment for Disabled People including Autism and Neurodiverse Conditions.
Three hour session, with ambassadors/experts through experience, providing feedback on their recruitment (attraction and selection) processes and their HR and training documents (appointment and on-boarding).

Time: 10am – 1pm

Location: The Camden Society, 60 Holmes Road, Kentish Town,   NW5 3AQ

To book a free place contact:
admin@TheCamdenSociety.co.uk
0207 485 8177

28th June 2018 Think Differently
Workshop This special event aims to give local businesses advice, guidance and support to help recruit and support disabled people in the workplace.The interactive session will explore:
Perceptions – socially and in the workplace; What is disability – definition and examples
How do we do things differently – small adjustments, big impact
Understanding barriers – organisational process, personal
Keeping people in work – protecting your investment, what support is available?
Time: 10am – 1.00pm

Location: Maximus UK, 1st Floor, Brook House, 229 Shepherds Bush Road, Hannersmith, London, W6 7ANJoining

Instructions:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/think-differently-workshop-tickets-46706893576

28th June 2018 Webinar

How does being Disability Confident help you to recruit for your business?

The webinar will cover:

Why employ more disabled people?
What is Disability Confident?
Level 1 – Committed
Level 2 – Employer
Level 3 – Leader

Disability Confident Process:

• Self-assessment
• Validation
• Services and resources

Time: 10.00 am

Joining Instructions:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-does-being-disability-confident-help-you-to-recruit-for-your-business-tickets-46517379735

28th June 2018 Webinar

Attracting, recruiting and supporting disabled talent.

The webinar will cover:

• Why employ more disabled people?
• Attracting more disabled applicants
• How and where to advertise
• What do people know about you and how this can influence the recruitment of disabled people
• Adjustments your recruitment process

Time: 2.00pm

Joining Instructions:
Recruiting and supporting disabled people

29th June 2018 Tom Hadley from REC on halving the disability employment gap. YouTube Link
29th June 2018

 

By giving the right tools to both the candidate & the organisation barriers to employment are removed. Microlink AT infographic
29th June 2018 Blog

Information from Wiltshire Police force in what they are doing to recruit disabled people and in particular people with learning disabilities.

PDF

Or link to our Disability Confident page

29th June 2018 Video of a how a blind candidate was on boarded at Wellcome (example of best practice).

 

Video on Vimeo
29th June 2018 Employable Toolkit Magazine

Recruiting disabled people
Articles detailing the experience of Barclays, Remploy and others.

Barclays Inclusive Workplace
29th June 2018 Case-Study

Good news story citing progression to employment with support and adjustments.

Case Study

Becoming a Disability Confident Leader.

You may want to consider how your business can be recognised as being a Disability Confident Leader. This involves having your self-assessment validated and being able to demonstrate leadership.
You can find further information of being a Disability Confident Leader on Gov.UK.
You will also find more guidance for employers on employing disabled people and people with health conditions on Gov.UK.