3 things to know for taking time off work due to disability

Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to approach discussing reasonable adjustments with a new employer if you potentially need regular time off due to disability.  Flexible Working If your employer knows that you are disabled, flexible working patterns could count as a reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act 2010. Flexible working means arranging… Read More 3 things to know for taking time off work due to disability

What can companies do to support new staff who experience mental health challenges?

Asking for adjustments in the work place can be difficult, especially if you are unsure of exactly what to ask for. This article hopes to address this, and is split into two parts- Firstly, answers to the question ‘What are some of the best things you’ve seen employers do to support staff experiencing mental health… Read More What can companies do to support new staff who experience mental health challenges?

Advice for disabled students looking for employment in finance or banking

Careers in finance and banking are competitive to get into, and you may feel that having a disability could be seen as a hindrance to your chances. However, many companies are being proactive in diversifying their workforce as they are keen to recruit and keep the best people. Below are some advice and examples to… Read More Advice for disabled students looking for employment in finance or banking

How can employers support disabled staff?

As a student, you may worry about whether an employer will actually be accommodating about your disability. While we know that not every organisation is perfect at this (and some sadly not very good at all), there are many organisations that are very proactive. To illustrate what is possible, I asked several established disability consultants… Read More How can employers support disabled staff?

New Resources for staff and students

The DTG have created new resources on: Explaining a mental health condition Speaking to employers about neurodiversity (e.g. ADHD, Austism/Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Tourette’s Syndrome) Reasonsable adjustments to accommodate neurodiversity These resources are written as handouts that students can use to improve their confidence and skills when speaking to employers. All resources… Read More New Resources for staff and students

Access to Work – Meeting the cost of workplace adjustments

Disclosing a disability to a potential employer can be daunting enough on its own but having to ask for costly adjustments such as assistive technology, adapted furniture, or support personnel can lead to additional anxiety or concerns for a disabled applicant. Access to Work is here to help! What is Access to Work I hear… Read More Access to Work – Meeting the cost of workplace adjustments

Reasonable adjustments at interview

Requesting that ‘reasonable adjustments’ are made for disabled applicants at interview ensures equality of opportunity. Clearly what is appropriate will vary in relation to the sort of post applied for and for each individual. When working with disabled students and graduates a good starting point is to explore the support given and coping strategies which… Read More Reasonable adjustments at interview