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AUTHOR: Rachel Suff
IRS's survey of 107 employers investigates the ways in which their recruitment and absence management take account of individuals with disabilities, looking at compliance with the law as well as good practice.
On this page:
Employers' policies covering disability issues
The "two ticks" disability symbol
Public sector equality duty
Proportion of workforce with a disability
Reasons for increase in number of employees with disabilities
Changes to recruitment practices
Using government schemes to aid employment
Restricting vacancies to individuals with disabilities
Selection and assessment methods
Disclosure of a disability
Reasonable adjustments under the DDA
Training for recruiters
Monitoring employment practices
Managing disability-related absence
Recording disability-related absence
Occupational health support
Table 1: Employment of individuals with disabilities in the past three years
Table 2: Changes to recruitment practices
Table 3: Selection practices reviewed to prevent disability discrimination
Table 4: Reasonable adjustments made by employers
Table 5: Areas covered by training for recruiters on disability issues
Box 1: Employers' comments about provision for disability in their absence management policies
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