As part of their response to the COVID-19 situation, many graduate employers have moved their recruitment activities more online, including assessment centres. Online (otherwise known as ‘virtual’) assessment centres involve completing a series of activities virtually where the employer will assess your performance against their criteria. These activities can include interviews, in-tray exercises, group work… Read More Preparing for virtual assessment centres
The first time talking about an acquired disability to a prospective employer can be intimidating. While there may be lots of things going through your mind to say (for example, details of how the disability came about), confidently talking about this often involves a different starting point – Consider the employers’ point of view. They… Read More Talking confidently to an employer about an acquired disability
Mark has spent his entire career helping people and businesses to improve. As managing director of Gemini Training, he works with businesses to enhance their people – including delivering mental health training. His LinkedIn profile can be found here, and more about Gemini Training here. Mark kindly agreed to share some insights about mental wellbeing… Read More Interview with Mark Brooks, Managing Director at Gemini Training & Consulting Ltd – Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace
To enable disabled people to do well in the workplace, the 2010 Equality Act requires employers to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ that remove any barriers that cause disadvantage. These adjustments can include providing extra equipment or support, changing a physical feature of the workplace and/or changing working arrangements. The following steps cover how to ask for… Read More How to ask an employer for reasonable adjustments
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
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?
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
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?
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
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