Did you know that over 7.6 million people in the UK of working age have a disability?
No ... neither did we. It's a huge number.
At Plum Personnel we have a long and proud history of ‘doing the right things and doing things right'. This is so clearly reflected in our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion as the first principle of our Recruitment Charter.
That's why we're thrilled to be officially recognised as the first local independent recruitment company to become a Disability Confident employer.
It is not just a pledge to support those with disabilities, it also reinforces our genuine commitment and work to providing opportunities for individuals. It is our purpose and runs through our DNA.
We want to ensure we are not only tapping into a rich talent pool but that we are also actively playing our part in ensuring that disabled people have opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.
We are now joining over 18,000 organisations that have signed up.
Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better, changing behaviour and cultures in their own businesses, networks and communities, and reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices.
The scheme helps employers in key areas especially -
recruiting and retaining great people
drawing from the widest possible pool of talents
securing high quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hard working.
improving employee morale and commitment
demonstrates that you are an employer of repute treating all employees fairly
Meaningful and sustainable employment has the power to transform lives and ultimately change the world in which we live ... in a positive way.
There is so much more that can be done.
We are on a journey and as businesses sign up to Disability Confident we know this will help organisations of all sizes to think and act differently about disability.
For more information have a peek at this video and find our more.
Posted on Monday Mar 8