Disability

Recruiting more people with disabilities won't happen by accident

A fifth of working age people in the UK have a disability – yet only half of disabled people are in employment, according to recent figures. That's despite the fact that organisations considered...

Older workers ceasing employment earlier due to COVID

Older workers have been exiting the workforce earlier since March 2020, according to new Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) analysis.

How to support staff with disabilities

It is a disappointing but true fact that most people with disabilities worldwide continue to encounter significant barriers in the workplace in 2021.

Case study: A passport to global success at Harvey Nash Group

A drop in employee engagement and a sense among managers that staff were not working to their full potential prompted a cultural refresh that has had an international impact, finds Emma Greedy

Cripwashing and the illusion of inclusion

With the publication of the UK government's National Disability Strategy in July and the Paralympics taking place this month, disability will briefly be in the spotlight this summer. It is a real...

Disabled employees feel unsafe returning to work

Research by disability equality charity Scope has found only 2% of disabled people feel safe following the end of COVID-19 restrictions.

Government launches National Disability Strategy

Today (28 July) the UK government launched its National Disability Strategy which aims to bridge the gap in education, skills and employment for disabled people.

Is June Sarpong's BBC salary too much for a three-day week?

June Sarpong's salary as diversity champion for the BBC has been brought into question.

Employee-led groups have an important role to play post-COVID

Diverse groups across organisations have faced a number of different challenges and circumstances during the pandemic; from adapting to working from home with a disability; women taking on more...

Job flexibility will drive workforce diversity

If businesses want to cultivate a culture of equality, they need to change their views on flexible working, says business psychologist Jess Hornsby.

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.