Recruiting and employing disabled staff
Introduction to Recruiting and employing disabled staff
Disabled people have abilities, skills and experience that your business can benefit from. If you make a few adjustments in your policies and at your premises, and add flexibility to work arrangements, you could potentially open up jobs to many more recruits – often at little or no cost.
A disabled person is someone with a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse affect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. This covers a wide range of impairments of varying type and severity, from the obvious – such as severe mobility restrictions requiring wheelchair use – to less obvious ‘invisible’ impairments like diabetes.
The aim of this business guide is to help small- and medium-sized firms to understand how to make the most of the potential offered by disabled employees.
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