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Human Resources, Wellbeing

HR Forum - Employers’ Disability Charter: Promoting Inclusion

Course details

Start Date

30 September 2021

CPD Points

1.25

Cost

£0

Length

75 mins (12:30-13:45)

Location

GTA University Centre

Course Overview

The Employers’ Disability Charter helps employers like you benefit from the talent disabled people can bring to the workforce.

Growing research shows that organisations with a diverse workforce tend to have a competitive edge and perform better than companies who don’t prioritise diversity and inclusion. Diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds lead to more creativity and innovation within an organisation.

Currently, there is no discrimination legislation in Guernsey but this will soon change. To help you prepare, this session will provide you with practical guidance on how to develop inclusive recruitment practices and how to improve work practices for disabled employees.

You will have the opportunity to join 48 other Guernsey employers and sign up to the Employers’ Disability Charter supporting you to create an action plan to promote inclusion and diversify your workforce.


Course Content

  • An introduction to Guernsey Employment Trust
  • Benefits of a diverse workforce
  • Disability; the barriers to employment
  • How to develop Inclusive recruitment practices
  • Reasonable adjustments; some examples
  • Case study: Examples of how employers are benefitting from promoting inclusion.
  • The Employers’ Disability Charter and how to sign up.
  • Q&A


Course Benefits

Improve your understanding of disability and employment and how your organisation can benefit. Have a clear plan of action that you can discuss with senior managers or team members.

Course Tutors

  • Elaine Strappini

    Elaine is the Employment Development Manager of GET and coordinates the Employer’s Advisory Service.

    Elaine has developed a plethora of business contacts during her time with the charity. She has educated employers and managed to influence positive change at management and ground level with regards to attitudes and practices for disabled people.

  • Nikki Ioannou-Droushiotis

    Nikki is the Chief Executive of GET and has worked for GET, and the previous States of Guernsey supported employment service, for 13 years. During this time, she has supported her own caseload as well as overseeing her staff and their caseloads. Nikki has therefore been involved in hundreds of cases of supporting disabled people into work. She has many practical examples of what has worked well and how simple changes to work place practices, support or environments can make a huge impact in supporting a disabled person to succeed in work.

    Nikki has presented on the topics of Employment and Disability, Reasonable Adjustments and Disability Etiquette, and during this time has grown a large network of business contacts.

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