Why you should become Disability Confident

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Being Disability Confident could help you discover someone your business just can’t do without.

Whether an employee has become disabled during their working life, or you’re looking for new recruits, being Disability Confident can help your people fulfil their potential and contribute fully to your team’s success.

By being Disability Confident, you’ll also be leading the way in your business sector and beyond, helping to positively change attitudes, behaviours and cultures.

For example, Acacia can gain all the benefits of Denise’s wealth of experience because they signed up to become a Disability Confident Employer.

Disability Confident helps businesses:

  • draw from the widest possible pool of talent
  • secure and retain high-quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hardworking
  • save time and money on the costs of recruitment and training by reducing staff turnover
  • keep valuable skills and experience
  • reduce the levels and costs of sickness absences
  • improve employee morale and commitment by demonstrating that they treat all employees fairly

“Diversity and inclusion is a business imperative for Sodexo. Being Disability Confident helps us to tap into a wider pool of talent to meet our workforce needs, reflect the diversity of our customers and drive business growth.”

Megan Horsburgh, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Sodexo UK & Ireland

“At a time when the hospitality sector could be facing skills and labour shortage, we need to make sure we can offer great opportunities for all talented people. Being Disability Confident is just good business sense.”

Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive, UKHospitality