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Guidant Group remove barriers facing disabled talent

Organisations become Clear Assured to state their commitment to identifying and removing barriers from recruitment policy, process and practice which have the potential to exclude disabled people.

Upon receiving Proud to be Clear Assured status, Melanie Forbes, chief executive at Guidant Group, UK and Europe, said, "As a leading specialist in outsourced recruitment services, Guidant Group want to demonstrate best-practice when it comes to supporting disabled people through the recruitment process. The Clear Assured programme has provided a distinct framework to help us identify and remove barriers for disabled people, educate our team and ultimately bring disability to the forefront of our collective mind-set.

"I am absolutely delighted that our efforts in this area have been recognised and I am very proud of our new found Clear Assured status. Of course, our work does not stop here, we will continue to evolve and prioritise disability within our own organisation and will aim to influence our wide network of customers and suppliers to do the same.”

Kate Headley, director of Consulting at the Clear Company, added, "Guidant Group thoroughly committed to the entire Clear Assured process, so it's of no surprise to me that they have achieved 'Proud to be Clear Assured' status. To reach this stage, they have had to pull apart their recruitment processes and practices to establish barriers that could be facing disabled talent. It is their attention to detail that has led them to this point - congratulations to Guidant Group on this much deserved badge of honour."

The Clear Assured process is an on-line self-assessment programme which is underpinned by the guidance and expert advice provided through Clear Kit Resources.

The self-assessment, conducted by the organisation, is then tested using the free candidate feedback service, Clear Feedback, to provide evidence of the experiences of disabled people going through the organisation's recruitment processes.

Finally, consultants from The Clear Company, the UK's leading auditors of inclusive recruitment practice, carry out spot checks with participating organisations to ensure knowledge exists across all recruitment stakeholders.


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