We made a pledge in 2019 to become a disability-inclusive company. Spearheaded by Group Managing Director Melanie Forbes, we’ve been proactive in our approach to overcoming workplace discrimination and we will continue to deliver opportunities to every single one of our candidates, clients and employees.
Back in January, we partnered with the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) as a RIDI 100 partner. RIDI work to improve the lives of millions of disabled people throughout the UK who face barriers entering the job market. Working with RIDI, we want to improve opportunities available for disabled people in the job market, as well as learn and improve our own practices.
In March, we became a certified Level 1 Disability Confident Employer. Through this scheme, we are challenging attitudes towards disability, removing barriers to disabled people and ensuring they have the opportunity to unlock their potential.
In May, we were invited to attend the RIDI Awards 2019 to celebrate the achievements of companies across the UK who have made positive progress towards removing barriers for disabled jobseekers. As a proud RIDI 100 partner, Managing Director Melanie Forbes presented the award for 2019 Greatest Impact.
In August, we added innovative accessibility software, Recite Me to our website, making the job search a more inclusive process than ever before. The tool allows visually-impaired or dyslexic users to adjust elements like font size, background colour and has the ability to read text aloud. The software can also be used on laptops, PCs or on mobile devices, meaning it can be used anywhere, by anyone.