Disability inclusion

Deafness and hearing loss: how can HR offer support?

Roughly 12 million people in the UK have hearing difficulties, according to the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID).

New disability guidance for managers

The government has jointly published its updated Disability Confident guide, to help managers support disabled people at work.

Intersectionality and adjustments at work: are we asking the right questions?

‘Poor’ and ‘inconsistent’ were the two most common terms used by disabled employees who took part in our Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey to describe their experiences of getting adjustments.

Disability Action Plan should offer more workplace support, say specialists

The government published its Disability Action Plan on Monday (5 February), which laid out how the government intends to improve the lives of disabled people in the UK.

When will we get serious about attracting disabled talent?

When I took up my role as government Disability and Access Ambassador for the recruitment industry, I said we had an unparalleled opportunity to deliver authentic disability inclusion and equity. And...

Pension Protection Fund reports first disability pay gap

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has begun reporting its disability and long-term health pay gap after seeing positive results from its gender and ethnicity pay gap reporting.

Neglected talent pools key to boosting workforce participation

Women with children, disabled people, and traditionally post-retirement age workers hold the key to boosting employment participation rates according to new research published by the Resolution...

Organisations should open their eyes and doors to disability inclusivity

As a parent of a child with disability, navigating a full-time career has raised an array of challenges. From attending doctors’ appointments to balancing the day-to-day complexities of my daughter’s...

How should we discuss disability at work? New guide from BDF

The Business Disability Forum (BDF) has released a new guide detailing the language employers and workers should use when discussing disability in the workplace.

Government urged to tackle disability pay gap

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has urged the government to introduce mandatory disability pay gap reporting for businesses as the UK's disability pay gap increases for another year.

Government commits £6 million to disability support platform

The government has laid out plans to launch a £6.4 million online service designed to help employers better support disabled people and those with health conditions at work.

UK pledges £8 million to plug autism employment gap

The UK government has pledged £7.6m in funding to local authorities to help autistic adults get into work, after reaching its target for disabled people in work.