How can we help you?
There are many benefits of an inclusive workforce. Indeed, it has been shown that disabled employees are just as productive as their non-disabled colleagues, they have less time off sick, have fewer accidents and they stay in their jobs longer. However, as well as the substantial savings made by having reliable, long term staff, there are additional advantages of a diverse workforce including in the areas of recruitment, retention and increasing revenue.
Having an inclusive recruitment policy enables your business to tap into a wider range of job applicants for vacancies. It will also widen your choices with regard to filling vacancies that require specific skills. Additionally, having a wider pool of talent will also ensure that you are more likely to gain a valuable employee.
We can provide you with support whether you are a large employer, or whether you only have one employee. You may just be starting to think about employing disabled people and want information about ways in which you can make the recruitment process more accessible. Or you may have an experienced employee who has developed an impairment or long term health condition and you need advice and guidance about workplace support you can provide. Either way, we can usually help you to resolve any difficulties you may be having with health or impairment related issues in your workplace. We can also help if you are struggling to manage your duties under the Equality Act or need assistance with accessing or implementing available workplace support for disabled people (such as the Access to Work Scheme).
Whatever your situation, if you are an employer and the issue is about work, health or disability, we can probably help! And if we are unable to give you an immediate answer, one of our advisors will research the topic and contact you or we will signpost you to an organisation that can provide the advice and information you need.
What sorts of issues do we cover?
We know that each individual situation needs appropriate, relevant and solution focussed information and support. We have provided support to employers by giving:
- guidance on accessible recruitment policies and practices;
- advice on how you can remove the barriers that disabled people face, whilst in your employment;
- guidance and advice on supporting employees who have been off sick to return to work effectively;
- information and advice about the Access to Work Scheme and workplace assessments;
- information and training on how to promote disability equality amongst line managers and colleagues;
- information and support with managing disclosures of impairment and reasonable adjustments; and
- ongoing monitoring services to ensure strategic development of inclusion policies
So, if you need our support, or would like to know more about Work Helpline UK, please contact us.