Disability

Employees with asthma need more support

Employees with uncontrolled asthma earn around £3,000 less per year than the average adult due to limited work opportunities.

Majority of HR leaders are beginners when it comes to D&I, finds Josh Bersin

A study by Josh Bersin analysts has found that HR professionals are not well trained to support diversity, equality and inclusion (EDI) initiatives and managerial issues.

Why creating a diverse workforce may mean ripping up the rule book

The business case for diversity is well established. Over the last year, the increased focus on race and ethnicity has led many companies to realise that their current policies and approach to...

The world of remote working for Deaf employees

The latest government advice surrounding the coronavirus pandemic is that those who can work from home should continue doing so, and this means the ‘new norm’ of remote working is likely to remain for...

COVID-19 could help to level the playing field for the disabled workforce

Working from home due to the pandemic has meant that more jobs are opened up to those with disabilities, however it may not go far enough.

Building back better with disability inclusive policies

The United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December) is an opportunity to highlight the many contributions that disabled people make to our economy, our workplaces and...

Home truths: adapting to the new world of work

Lockdown has provided us with a nationwide remote working experiment, but it may not have been as successful as HR had hoped.

The effect of COVID-19 on hidden disabilities

?The Health Foundation has discovered that more than two thirds of adults in the UK report feeling worried about the effects of the pandemic upon their lives.

Concerning disability unemployment rate needs urgent government action

Thousands of disabled employees have lost their jobs in the past year due to coronavirus, leading to calls for immediate government intervention.

Government pressed to consider coronavirus’ long-term impact on employee health

More research into the coronavirus pandemic’s long-term impact on employees' health and career development is needed, according to The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).

The business case for keeping disability inclusion on the agenda

With the Job Support Scheme replacing the furlough scheme at the end of this month, many employers will be facing difficult decisions over how they can reduce costs and retain staff.

Clear face mask backing needed to support UK's deaf community

?Not for profit Business Disability Forum has called on government to recommend the use of clear face coverings and help the 12 million people in the UK who are deaf or living with hearing loss.