Today, we received official accreditation that we are a committed Disability Confident Employer.
We firmly believe that disabled people should have the same access to opportunities in the workplace that everyone else enjoys – at businesses small and large across the country.
The Disability Confident scheme, launched in November 2016, provides employers with the skills, examples and confidence they need to recruit, retain and develop disabled employees.
The scheme was developed with employers, disability charities, and disabled people.
FTSE 100 companies will only be eligible to sign up to the scheme if they are British based and employ staff.
The scheme has 3 levels:
- Disability Confident Committed
- Disability Confident Employer
- Disability Confident Leader
At each level employers commit to taking actions that will make a real difference to disabled employment.
To become a Disability Confident Leader, organisations must act as a champion for the scheme within their local and business communities. To reach this level organisations must also have their self-assessment validated from outside their business.
HCC is proud to be playing a small role in making the workplace a supportive and positive place for all.