What is the disability confident campaign?
Beagle HR are proud to make a pledge to the disability confident campaign. We believe the world of work needs a movement of change, encouraging employers to think differently about disability and take action to improve how they recruit, retain, and develop disabled people. This is what the disability confident campaign does.
Disability is defined by the Equality Act 2010 as a physical or mental impairment with substantial and long term adverse effect on the ability to carry out normal day to day activities. The person must have an impairment that is either physical or mental, it must have adverse effects that are substantial and lasting longer than 12 months. However, disabilities do not include the inability to perform highly technical feats like playing an instrument to concert performance level.
What are we doing about it?
Beagle HR are enhancing a whole range of processes to ensure they are Disability Confident.
Starting with recruitment, job adverts keep accessibility in mind, utilising larger fonts. Furthermore, we accept applications in a range of accessible digital formats. We communicate and promote vacancies through a rage of channels removing barriers to access. To ensure the effectiveness of our commitment Beagle HR take advice from a local disabled people’s user led organisation.
After posting the vacancy, Beagle HR is encouraging applications by offering an interview to an applicant who declares a disability. This does not mean giving all disabled people an interview. Rather, they must meet the minimum criteria for a defined role. The aim of this measure is to encourage positive action. This encourages disabled people to apply for jobs and gives them an opportunity to demonstrate skill, talents, and abilities at the interview stage.
At the point of employment, Beagle HR anticipates and provides reasonable adjustments as required. The Equality Act 2010 requires employers to make adjustments where a disabled person would otherwise be put at a disadvantage compared with other colleagues. However, reasonable an adjustment is depends on the proportion of the adjustment to the size of the business.
Furthermore, Beagle HR is committed to providing paid internships and supported internships, usually taking place during the summer. Disabled people seeking work experience during education can use these opportunities.
In conclusion, there are numerous opportunities to make work better to make disabled people realise their potential in a workplace where they thrive.
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