Can promoting an inclusive workplace reduce inequality?
Almost seven million people of working age in the UK are disabled or have a health condition, which may affect their ability to work. Remploy places the abilities of every person above everything else in order to promote the inclusion of all. Helping create a working environment geared towards the success of everybody, Remploy promotes sustainable employment by recognising the skills and capabilities of disabled people and the challenges that they face in the workplace.
Forgotten talent pool
Disabled people make great employees, offering the commitment and skills required by any business. Despite this, many barriers exist for disabled people wanting to work. Employers and employees need help to develop the knowledge and capacity required to support colleagues, and to manage their own wellbeing as people with a disability or health condition at work.
Oftentimes, simple adjustments can make an enormous difference. The companies Remploy works with recognise that in an increasingly competitive talent market and with an ageing population who are working longer, investing in effective workplaces mean employee productivity, inclusion and engagement. Working closely with these companies, Remploy makes practical recommendations that improve the workplace for disabled and non-disabled people alike.
An inclusive organisational culture that supports diversity and equality is what Remploy believes the best companies should consider ways to develop. It advocates creating a network of disability champions to reach employees across the entire business and make disability and mental health visible in the workplace to attract and retain the best talent.
By increasing the visibility of disabilities, making simple adjustments through practical recommendations and helping companies develop inclusive cultures, Remploy empowers and promotes the inclusion of all, irrespective of disability.
This story shows how Remploy supports Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, specifically Target 10.2: “By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.”
For over seventy years, Remploy have supported over 2,500 employers in every sector to realise the benefits of recruiting disabled people.
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