This week, Clare Jefferies, Director of the Wimbledon and Kingston office was invited to attend and speak at Disability Confident seminar run by Merton Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Chartered Institute for Personel and Developement’s (CIPD) stunning headquarters in Wimbledon.
The seminar looked at why being positive about employing people with a disability makes good business sense, being Disability Confident.
Clare spoke from an Employers perspective about some of the staff she employs with a disability, be it mental or physical, and talked about the importance of focusing on the person not the disability. People with a disability have a much tougher time of getting a job than able bodied people. This is a complete waste of talent in the labour market. People with disabilities are unique individuals with abilities that can add value but we fail to look to this pool of talent through a lack of confidence.
Home Instead is very proud to be Disability Confident employer.