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BDF conference 2018 to focus on future of disability in the workplace

Opportunities and risks to disabled employees posed by automation and other changes to the workplace will be the theme of the Business Disability Forum event in April. The ‘Disa...

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RIDI urges employers to take part in Manpower visually impaired cricket match

The Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) is urging employers to take part in Manpower’s visually impaired (VI) cricket match in May to raise awareness of what peopl...

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New business leaders group to promote disability employment

A new business leaders group, which will work with the Government to challenge issues affecting disability unemployment, has been announced by the Minister for Disabled People, ...

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Disability still seen as a barrier to career progression, finds study

More than a third (37%) of UK workers believe disability is still a barrier to career progression, despite anti-discrimination legislation. In a study commissioned by PMI Health...

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Survey suggests disability disclosure remains low amongst jobseekers

Just one in five employers and recruiters say that disabled jobseekers regularly apply for roles with their organisation, despite the fact that, statistically, every vacancy sho...

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Almost half of UK businesses apprehensive about hiring someone with a disability, research finds

Almost half of UK businesses (45%) are apprehensive about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they won’t be able to do the job and concerns about making inappropri...

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Companies still ‘fearful’ of hiring disabled people, finds REC

95% of recruiters say that companies are ‘fearful’ or ‘unsure’ about hiring disabled candidates, according to a new industry survey. The findings underline the need to continue ...

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Brexit could impact on disability employment in the UK, says The Clear Company

Opportunities for disabled people in the workplace are likely to come under threat unless government prioritises the recreation of EU safeguards into British statute. That is ac...