Established by the Department for Work and Pensions, the Disability Confident Scheme aims to help businesses successfully employ and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. By providing the tools, guidance, advice and recognition that employers need to recruit from the widest possible pool of talent, the scheme ensures that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. This accreditation recognises SRG’s hard work in addressing the needs of disabled employees and candidates.
Kelly Morton, Managing Director of SRG, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have achieved level 1 accreditation in the Disability Confident Scheme. We hope that this will demonstrate our longstanding commitment to supporting those with disabilities and provide a clear message both for our employees, and any other disabled people who might be interested in joining SRG, that we have a positive approach to employing disabled people.”
Disability Confident Committed Employer status represents level 1 of the three-tiered scheme, which is designed to support businesses on their Disability Confident journey. A company at level 2 is known as a Disability Confident Employer while an employer at level 3, the top level, is known as a Disability Confident Leader.
Accordingly, Kelly was keen to stress that SRG’s disability journey is far from over. She continued: “Although we’ve made some fantastic progress, there’s a lot of work still to do. As part of our commitment, we will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible; communicate and promote vacancies; offer an interview to disabled people; anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required; support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work; and carry out at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people. I’d like to thank our employees for their help in getting us to level 1 and I look forward to working with them to continue progressing SRG’s Disability Confident journey.”
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