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RIDI Awards 2016: Deadline extended

Following requests from interested parties, the official deadline for entry into this year’s Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) Awards has been extended until Friday 23rd September 2016.

Now in their third year, the awards celebrate the success of organisations which are taking steps to improve the inclusion of disabled talent. Employers and recruiters now have a week to share their stories to help inspire others to engage with disabled jobseekers. 

Human resources, learning & development and disability & inclusion consultancy, Delsion, was awarded the ‘Disability Confident’ accolade at the 2015 RIDI Awards - which was offered in partnership with the government’s Disability Confident campaign - for its work positioning Swansea as the UK’s first Disability Confident employer city.

Julian John, founder of Delsion, said, “The RIDI awards celebrate companies which are creating sustainable employment opportunities for disabled job seekers in the UK and I’d urge all employers and recruiters who are making a positive difference in this important area to get involved and share their stories.

“Winning last year’s Disability Confidant award was not only a great accolade, but also offered Delsion a superb platform to engage with other business to help disseminate our message.

“In order to reach the Government’s target of halving the disabled employment gap by 2020, we need to help 1.2 million more disabled people into work. This may seem like a huge ask, but if every company hired just one disabled candidate within the next four years we’d smash that target.

“Many organisations want to engage with disabled talent – but simply don’t know where to start. The power to significantly impact the number of disabled people in work lies in collaboration, and by sharing your successes in this area, you can plant a beacon for less confident employers to follow.”

“I hope that this deadline extension offers entrants some extra time to pack their submissions with best-practice examples – it may even encourage some last minute entries. I wish you all the best of luck and look forward to hearing the winners’ stories on the night.”   

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