How to use Dyspraxia as an advantage in the workplace

This blog is part of our series on neurodiversity, and is on a topic that’s very close to my heart, as being dyspraxic myself I’m aware that when dyspraxia is discussed, there’s a (understandable) focus on the challenges, but less understanding and appreciation of the strengths that come with dyspraxia.  Step 1 – Every person’s… Read More How to use Dyspraxia as an advantage in the workplace

Interview with Nadine Vogel, Chief Executive Officer at SpringBoard Consulting LLC- insights on support for disabled people finding employment

Since 2005 Nadine has been running Springboard Consulting LLC, working with multinational corporations around the world to mainstream disability in the global workforce, workplace and marketplace. Nadine’s LinkedIn profile can be viewed here, and Springboard Consulting’s website can be found here. Nadine kindly gave of her time to share some insights and experiences for the blog about… Read More Interview with Nadine Vogel, Chief Executive Officer at SpringBoard Consulting LLC- insights on support for disabled people finding employment

Interview with Mark Brooks, Managing Director at Gemini Training & Consulting Ltd – Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace

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

How to ask an employer for reasonable adjustments

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

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?