Career Connect is proud to announce that we have achieved the Disability Confident LEADER standard in recognition of our commitment to the core actions recommended by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in supporting people with disabilities.
Launched in 2013, the Disability Confident campaign replacing the ‘Two Ticks – Positive About Disabled People’ scheme and provides three levels demonstrating an employer’s commitment to recruiting, supporting and retaining employees with disabilities:
- Level 1 – Disability Confident Committed – organisations demonstrating one core activity that makes a difference to disabled people.
- Level 2 – Disability Confident Employer – organisations that follow a number of themes in the recruitment and development of disabled employees.
- Level 3 – Disability Confident Leader – organisations that, through independent assessment, demonstrate commitment to Levels 1 and 2 and are recognised as a champions among local and business communities
By achieving Disability Confident Leader status, Career Connect has demonstrated to the DWP that we have adopted many core actions of this status, including:
- Encouraging disabled people to apply for vacancies with the assurance that, should they meet the minimum selection criteria, they will be invited to interview with no requirement to go through shortlisting.
- Offering application information in various formats suitable for disabled applicants.
- Making reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants before and after interview.
Career Connect also ensures equality of opportunity to disabled and non-disabled employees to develop within their roles by:
- Knowing who our disabled employees are
- Ensuring that all employees are aware of our Disability Confident commitment
- Making reasonable adjustments to employees’ working conditions and working with other agencies, including Access To Work and occupational health providers.
If you’re an employer who would like more information about the Disability Confident programme, please visit the Government Disability Confident website.