There are a number of ways employers can implement an inclusive recruitment policy in the workplace. Employers should remain inclusive throughout all the stages of the HR life cycle.
Employers are encouraged to focus on the person's ability and not discriminate based on the disability.
- Be very clear in the job specification about the duties and tasks required – focus on what needs to be done rather than how it is done.
- Advertise using accessible media – for example, large print, radio ads, and so on. Talk to your local EmployAbility service about finding candidates.
- Make sure the interview process supports people with disabilities (for example, that job coaches and sign language interpreters can attend, and that interviews are held in a quiet room to be fair to candidates who are easily distracted by external noise).
It's time to focus on the Ability!
People with disabilities represent an untapped pool of skills that can enhance business.
However, people with disabilities frequently face great barriers to work that go beyond physical obstacles