At Halo Recruit, we value diversity and recognise the importance of having a workforce that reflects the local community. We believe that people who apply for a job with us, or who already work for us, have the right to equal opportunity and respect regardless of their age, disability, ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, nationality or religion, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity.
To demonstrate our commitment to equality and diversity, we’ve joined the Government’s Disability Confident scheme, previously known as the ‘Two Ticks’ scheme to become a Disability Confident employer.
This Government scheme run by the Department for Work and Pensions encourages businesses to recruit and retain disabled people and people with health conditions for their skills and talent.
As a Disability Confident employer, we have committed to the following actions:
- Actively looking to attract and recruit disabled people
- Providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process
- Offering an interview to disabled people who meet the essential criteria for the job
- Being flexible when assessing people so disabled job applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job
- Making reasonable adjustments as required
- Encouraging our suppliers and partner firms to be Disability Confident
- Ensuring employees have sufficient disability equality awareness
- Promoting a culture of being Disability Confident
- Supporting employees to manage their disabilities or health conditions
- Ensuring there are no barriers to the development and progression of disabled staff
- Ensuring managers are aware of how they can support staff who are sick or absent from work
- Valuing and listening to feedback from disabled staff
As an employer we recognise that:
- People who have physical and mental health issues may have experienced discrimination in recruitment and selection procedures. This may discourage them from seeking employment
- Whilst some people will acknowledge their experience of mental health issues in a frank and open way, others fear that stigma will jeopardise their chances of getting a job.
- Given appropriate support, the vast majority of people who have experienced either physical or mental ill health continue to work successfully as do many with ongoing issues
As an employer we aim to:
- Show a positive and enabling attitude to employees and job applicants with physical and mental health issues. This will include positive statements in local recruitment literature
- Ensure that all staff involved in recruitment and selection are briefed on the Equality Act 2010, and given appropriate interview skills
- Make it clear in any recruitment or occupational health check that people who have experienced mental health issues will not be discriminated against and that disclosure of a mental health problem will enable both employee and employer to assess and provide the right level of support and adjustment
Details of our Company’s Equality and Diversity Policy can be found here