Encouraging applications from disabled people, including those with mental health conditions, is good for business. This guidance has a summary of issues to consider and a wide range of advice and tips.
A disabled person is somebody with a condition that has a substantial and long-term effect on their ability to do normal activities. This includes not just physical conditions but long-term mental health issues too.
There’s a significant gap between the proportion of disabled people employed compared with non-disabled people—but encouraging applications from disabled people is good for business. It can bring additional skills, increase the number of high-quality applicants, and create a workforce that better reflects the diverse range of customers it serves.
This guidance covers a wide range of topics to help employers consider how they recruit disabled people. It includes:
Disability Confident helps thousands of employers to challenge attitudes about disability and make the most of the talents disabled people can bring. This page has everything you need to know to sign up.
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