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RIDI Awards 2021: Best Candidate Experience Roundtable

In our fifth RIDI Awards Roundtable, Pauline Miller is joined by Florence Van Schependom-Brown and Sarah Charlesworth from DWF Law and Glenda Kladitis from the Pension Protection Fund.

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RIDI Awards 2021: Best Recruitment Campaign roundtable

In our fourth RIDI Awards Roundtable, Kate Headley is joined by Chris Dowling, Stephen Salmon and Paul Deemer.

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RIDI Awards 2021: Disability Specialist category roundtable

In our third RIDI Awards category roundtable for the Disability Specialist category, Jane Hatton was joined by Adam Hyland and Atif Choudhury of Diversity & Ability and their client Helen Kyne from Utlita.

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RIDI Awards 2020: Winners announced

The RIDI 2020 Award winners were announced at a virtual Ceremony on 3rd December

RIDI Awards 2020: Disability Confidence in the Private Sector Roundtable

Next up in our series of virtual roundtable discussions is Disability Confidence in the Private Sector. 

RIDI Awards 2020: Disability Confidence in the Public Sector Roundtable

In preparation for this year’s awards ceremony and to kick off the 2021 RIDI Awards campaign we are hosting a series of virtual roundtable discussions reflecting the inspiring case studies from this year’s RIDI Awards entries. 

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Leathwaite prioritise Disability Inclusion with RIDI 100 Partnership

Executive Search & Human Capital Advisory firm, Leathwaite have become the latest RIDI 100 partner.   The partnership enables inclusive recruiters to have year-round association with RIDI and accelerate their Disability Confident journey. Leathwaite join a

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RIDI Awards 2020 finalists announced

The finalists of the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) Awards 2020 have been announced today after the awards received a record number of entries this year.

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Julian John wins IoD Wales Inclusivity Award

Julian John has recently won the Director of the Year Award for Inclusivity from the Institute of Directors (IoD) Wales. Julian has been heavily involved with RIDI over the last few years, firstly by winning a RIDI Award, then by hosting RIDI’s first ever event in Wales last year, then joining the judging panel for the RIDI 2018 Awards. He has also become a member of the RIDI executive team.

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Most jobseekers think online job applications should be more accessible and inclusive

Nearly seven out of ten jobseekers (69%) think that employers and recruiters should make online job applications more accessible for disabled people, according to the results of a new survey by Recite Me and VERCIDA.

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Ready, Willing and Able

Article posted on The Global Recruiter: Kate Headley, spokesperson for the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative, discusses tapping into disabled talent.

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Making work more accessible for disabled talent

Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in the workforce. Yet, while many employers recognise the importance of having a diverse workforce, few have made a visible commitment to hiring and supporting people with disabilities.

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Government shares plans to break down employment barriers for disabled people

In response to its Work, Health & Disability Green Paper consultation which closed earlier this year...

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New series of Employable Me returns to BBC2

Voted Best Documentary of 2016 by The Guardian, the award-winning Employable Me returns to BBC2 on Monday 27th November at 9pm.

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Apprenticeship Levy and disability targets

The Government’s Apprenticeship Levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to invest in apprenticeships.

Building a jobs market that works for everyone

Recruiters are key to the government's inclusion agenda, says Tom Hadley.

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As one in five workers have reasonable adjustment requests turned down, exactly how diverse are UK employers?

Kate Headley, the Clear Company, argues that whilst disability confidence has become increasingly important to organisations there is still some way to go.