Intelligent Resource Reaffirms Commitment to Barrier-Free Recruitment
Company News | Written by Gail Callicott | Date Posted 14 Oct 2019
Intelligent Resource, one of the UK’s leading staffing companies and managed recruitment service providers, is delighted to announce that it has reaffirmed its commitment to creating a barrier-free recruitment industry by achieving Disability Confident Employer status.
The Disability Confident scheme is a government initiative which shows employers how to recruit, retain and develop disabled employees. To move from being Disability Confident Committed (Level 1) to Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) – Intelligent Resource was required to carry out a rigorous self-assessment, testing the business against a set of statements about employing disabled people.
This latest development is part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to create a wholly inclusive recruitment industry. The organisation has recently renewed its partnership with Business Disability Forum (BDF), and is also a dedicated member of the RIDI 100, two of the most influential disability organisations in the UK.
In addition to this, the firm has recently launched a cross-industry survey in preparation for a November roundtable with the BDF. The insights from the research will feed into the event, where a panel of experts will discuss how businesses can most effectively break down barriers for disabled workers.
Sara Wright, Quality Assurance Manager for Intelligent Resource stated:
“I’m delighted that we have started our journey to becoming a disability confident employer, as it shows the extent that we are committed to barrier-free recruitment. Despite a huge amount of positive change, disabled people continue to be hugely underrepresented in the workforce. However, through partnerships like this, we can drive lasting change.”
“Hiring disabled talent shouldn’t be seen simply as a compliance requirement – they offer many different skills and experiences. We are proud to be working to influence change across the whole employment landscape.”
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About Intelligent Resource
Intelligent Resource delivers recruitment services which help organisations in the public and private sectors attract people, knowledge and skills to enable business performance and accelerate change.
They provide a breadth of end-to-end and client-tailored recruitment solutions, which cover assessment, on-boarding, consultant permanent, contract, interim and managed recruitment. These cover all technical and business disciplines.
Formed in 1979, Intelligent Resource is a wholly owned company within Resource Solutions Group (RSG); an experienced and well established recruitment partner with a family of recruitment companies.
Find out more at www.intelligent-resource.com and follow us on Twitter @IR_Ltd
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