We're Disability Confident!
At CubeSquared Digital we’re proud to be Disability Confident and look forward to continuing to support the Disability Confident campaign.
This scheme is particularly important to us because we have seen first-hand the difference inclusion can make to people in our small organisation.
As we go round and talk to the team, clients and suppliers, we hear stories about the positive impact a job has had on an individual and the corresponding impact they have had on their team and across the wider business, but we want to hear more of them. The benefits go both ways.
Our little organisation is built around getting the best person for the job to help us support small businesses, non-profits and charitable organisations, and supporting them in their work, regardless of their circumstances.
So building our understanding and confidence about disability can only be a good thing.
The Disability Confident scheme has helped us to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to our workplace. It does this by offering tools and techniques to support the recruitment and retention of disabled people.
This is a time when many employers are planning for the new financial year and looking to recruit new talent.
We want to use this opportunity to spread the word about Disability Confident to other businesses, and share our experiences of how being an inclusive employer has helped our business and our people.
Over 8 million people, 19% of working-age people in the UK, are disabled or have a long- term health condition.
This means there is a large and widely untapped pool of people, with a huge range of skills, who can make a positive contribution to employers like us and the community at large.
Disability Confident is an important contributor towards the Government’s commitment to get 1 million more disabled people into work by 2027 and we're proud to play a small part in that effort.
CIPD research, Attitudes to Employability and Talent, found that disabled people tended to be more innovative and focused on personal development more than the norm. These are things that can benefit us all.
We’ll be encouraging our team to post on social media about their positive experiences of disability in our workplace but there are lots of other ways you can be involved:
Leave a comment on this blog with your story about overcoming a disability or health condition whilst working in the Creative industry so it can be used as a case study.
Tell the world how proud you are to work for a Disability Confident organisation using #IAmConfident (you can even take a selfie to go with it).
Tweet your inspiring stories about disability in the workplace using #IAmConfident and give us @CubeSqdDigital a mention.
If you're going to any of those things, please remember to use the hashtag #IAmConfident to link up with other people celebrating what they’ve achieved.
If you want to find out more and look at making your own organisation Disability Confident, you can read more about the scheme here: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/
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