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Interview awkwardness still a barrier to disabled workers

With new research showing more than a third of UK workers considered changing employers in January, new not-for-profit disability organisation Purple is highlighting how daunting this process can be for employees with disabilities who are cautious about moving roles due to barriers and stereotypes. According to Purple’s recent nationwide survey of one thousand businesses, a fifth of hiring managers (22%) ... Read More »

Remploy workforce donate £50,000 to help beat cancer sooner

Staff of Remploy, the disability employment specialists, have made a £50,000 donation to Cancer Research UK to show their support and help beat over 200 types of cancer. Remploy left government ownership in April 2015 with employees owning a 30% stake in the company which is held in an Employee Benefit Trust (EBT). As shareholders they choose to use a ... Read More »

Interview awkwardness still a barrier to disabled workers

  With new research showing more than a third of UK workers considered changing employers in January, new not-for-profit disability organisation Purple is highlighting how daunting this process can be for employees with disabilities who are cautious about moving roles due to barriers and stereotypes. According to Purple’s recent nationwide survey of one thousand businesses, a fifth of hiring managers ... Read More »

Purple Wins European Excellence Award for Outstanding Launch Campaign

Brand new innovative disability employment not-for-profit, Purple has beaten strong competition to collect Gold at the European Excellence Awards at a ceremony held in Berlin. The organisation, which was formed in July 2016, won the Issues and Reputation Management category at the prestigious pan-European award ceremony against major global brands including IBM and Lidl. Purple, along with its communications agency ... Read More »

Golden opportunity to go Purple

UK business has a golden opportunity to access the £212bn annual disability market through the Government’s Disability Confident scheme, according to disability equality champion Mike Adams OBE. The Chief Executive of not-for-profit organisation Purple says the Government’s re-launch of its Disability Confident scheme is providing businesses with the opportunity to relook at disability differently and help them access the disability ... Read More »

Channel 4 to advertise all its jobs on specialist site promoting disabled talent

Channel 4 has yesterday announced that it will advertise all of its future vacancies on a specialist job site run by and for disabled people, Evenbreak. Channel 4 hopes the initiative will attract even more applications from disabled people in a bid to further diversify its workforce and help disabled people break into the media industry. The broadcaster’s commitment in ... Read More »

Shut out of work for being disabled

The ongoing stigma that denies people the right to work will be highlighted as the world marks the United Nation’s international day of persons with disabilities on the 3 of December. The Cheshire Global Alliance, a network of 200 organisations supporting disabled persons in over 50 countries, has organised awareness-raising activities across the world. These will include an arts and trade ... Read More »

Who is Britain’s Most Inclusive Employer?

In a fractured society, during challenging times and with the effects of austerity increasing, the need for diverse practice becomes ever more important. The law defines a host of so called protected characteristics. But, ultimately, inclusion affects us all. By excluding people because of their identity or background we lose skills, we lose talent, and we lose productivity and profit. Significant numbers ... Read More »

EY: Supporting Disabled People into Employment

EY is a global professional services organisation. By asking better questions, they provide their clients with better answers, helping them solve complex business issues. For smart, curious graduates, working at EY offers the opportunity to change how world-leading organisations do business. EY depends on high performing teams of people from a huge range of cultures and backgrounds to help clients ... Read More »

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill in Southport prove they are an inclusive employer

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill in Southport has been working with the Down’s Syndrome Association’s WORKFIT programme to ensure the staff team can support their new colleague, Diane in her new paid, permanent role as sales adviser. WORKFIT supports people with Down’s syndrome to access meaningful work opportunities. The team at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill were determined to give a work ... Read More »

Charity receives major funding to help people into work

£156,000 awarded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund The statistics speak for themselves – around 6 per cent of people with a learning disability are in paid employment, despite more than 60 per cent wanting and being able to be in work. Those figures come from Mencap, looking at the picture across the UK. Across Warwickshire and ... Read More »

Charity disappointed with new Government plans for disabled jobseekers

The Enham Trust have spoken out against the governments’ planned proposals which will mean only one in eight disabled people who want to work will receive the help they need; the equivalent of 45,000 fewer disabled people each year over the remainder of this parliament. The comments support a new report by the Employment Related Service Association (ERSA) ‘More than ... Read More »