Disability

Speaking plainly: inclusivity and accessibility starts with the written word

Most employers want to build a fair, inclusive and accessible organisation. Not only is it good business sense, but it’s important for attracting and retaining talent. However, many companies still...

Half of UK disabled mothers furloughed in pandemic

Disabled parents have faced greater disruptions to their work and income during the pandemic than non-disabled parents.

John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Dixons Carphone launch retail diversity initiative

Big UK retailers have founded Diversity in Retail (DiR) to drive equality across the consumer goods sector.

Equality, diversity & inclusion lessons from the 2021 IES annual conference

HR magazine attended the Institute for Employment Studies’ annual conference this week (Thurs 10 June), which this year focussed on equality, diversity and inclusion.

Experience: a year as chair of Liverpool Law Society EDI Committee

Ask anyone working in a role related to diversity, equality and social inclusion what motivates them and you’ll hear any number of good reasons. Our passions, life experiences and a conviction that we...

HR magazine launches diversity and inclusion clinic

HR magazine has launched a new Q&A column to answer HR’s burning diversity and inclusion questions.

News

Why businesses can’t forget about disability equality, despite the COVID-19 challenges

While the COVID crisis has been testing for us all, those with disabilities have been badly hit, with many losing income or their ability to work. What can HR do to ensure they don’t get left behind?

Features

Employers must gain the trust of disabled employees to collect their data

Employers need to work on building trust and understanding if they want to have an accurate depiction of their disabled workforce.

Disability needs to be higher on the D&I agenda

HR has a unique opportunity post-pandemic to drive the importance of disability inclusion in the workplace, says Business Disability Forum's CEO, Diane Lightfoot.

Retail staff in need of deaf awareness training

HR leaders have been urged to think of lip readers as businesses prepare to reopen.

Caring for a disabled child while working: how HR can help

How many of the employees in your workforce are carers of a disabled child? No judgement if you are unaware - statistics and standard carer categories don’t often differentiate between unpaid carers...

Boris Johnson must address growing disability employment gap

Prime minister Boris Johnson has been urged to deliver a strategy to improve the employment prospects of disabled people in a new report by the CSJ Disability Commission.