Minister says recruitment has ‘critical’ role to play in getting more disabled people into work

The recruitment sector has a “critical role in helping the government to achieve its target of getting one million more disabled people in work as soon as possible – but by 2027 at the very latest”.

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RIDI Awards 2019 are open for entries

The Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) Awards - which celebrate progress and recognise the success of organisations that are making headway in increasing the inclusion of disabled professionals – are inviting entries from employers and recruiters.

Introducing the RIDI 100 partnership

Majority of employers struggle to know where to source disabled talent

The Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) has launched RIDI 100: a directory of recruitment service providers which are committed to the inclusion of disabled jobseekers.

Celebrating inclusion at the Superhero Tri

Tom from RIDI Gold Partner and fellow Superhero Tri sponsor, Guidant Group, describes his recent experience as a participant

RIDI 100 Partners

RIDI 100 Partners

New for this year we are pleased to announce a new way you can support our mission and associate your brand with RIDI – by becoming a RIDI 100 partner. This gives you access to a unique partnership package: enabling your brand to have year-round association with RIDI at an entry level cost.

Sponsor the RIDI Awards 2019

The fifth RIDI Awards will take place on 11 April next year, hosted by XL Catlin and we have now opened up places for sponsors. Each year, around 300 leading professionals from some of the most influential brands in recruitment and employment come together to celebrate those at the cutting-edge of best practice in the recruitment of disabled people.

RIDI Awards ‘Getting Started’ Category Showcase

On the 18th of July, Guidant Group, on behalf of RIDI, hosted an exclusive event at the prestigious Devonshire Club to highlight the early successes of John Lewis Partnership’s disability confident journey and share best practice around disability inclusion to an audience of HR decision makers.

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Consultation opens on new digital accessibility laws that will help recruit more disabled people

The UK Government has begun a consultation on new digital accessibility laws for public sector websites and apps, which will help to make the recruitment process for people with disabilities. The new EU Directive on the accessibility of the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies will be brought into UK law later this year.

Julian John, IoD Wales Inclusivity Director of the Year

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.

RIDI Awards 2018 Image Gallery

We've published a small selection of the fantastic photos from our 2018 Awards Ceremony held at XL Catlin head office in London on 15th March.