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How to practise inclusive recruitment
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There are simple, practical and often low-cost measures you can take whether you're in the public, private and third sector to make your workplace culture better for everyone.
Employers and training providers can use the Skills Development Scotland Equality Toolkit, an easy access reference guide that includes practical equality and diversity scenarios. Each section includes further pointers on where to go for information and support.
Check out this guide if you’re hiring disabled employees. The handy resource gives advice on how to balance health and safety with equality legislation.
Access to Work grants for individuals with a disability, health or mental health condition can pay for practical support such as:
For an overview of the different types of discrimination watch this short film from Acas below and for more detailed information please visit equalityhumanrights.com
"Diversity is important to MacTaggart Scott: and we are doing our best to attract women to ensure we are maximising our potential recruitment pool."
"A diverse workforce helps us deliver a better service to vulnerable young people and families. We recruit care experienced young people to provide peer mentoring to service users."
"Greater diversity is a factor that can create real value for organisations whether this is related to increased creativity and innovation, organisational learning, the social environment, employee engagement, problem-solving and of course more resilient decision-making."
"If you operate within construction ask yourself whether it makes business sense to accept a situation whereby capable, motivated and no doubt future shining stars of business have limited if any interest in your industry. The steps you might have to take are not ground breaking; they are practical, easily achieved and can be hugely rewarding and motivating for all involved."
Connect with schools and colleges in your community to promote your industry through talks, workshops, workplace visits and work experience placements.
Our experienced employer engagement advisers are here to support you with your business needs including help with recruitment, redundancy and training.
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