September Breakfast Briefing – Employment Status
Catch up with September’s Breakfast Briefing – Apt – a Scottish Government initiative dedicated to reducing the disability employment gap
This Breakfast Briefing looks at Apt, a Scottish Government initiative dedicated to reducing the disability employment gap.
Presented by Amrit Kaur Bedi, Development Manager for Apt. Recruitment today is often digital, with increasing numbers of employers posting vacancies on their websites and advertising through online job search websites. Many employers only accept applications which have been submitted online. This has created a scenario where disabled jobseekers face not just attitudinal barriers, but digital barriers as well. A significant portion of employer sites, recruitment boards and online tools are not fully accessible to disabled people. This can raise serious questions about diverse recruitment practices and discrimination. Apt is keen to educate employers on how they can have efficient and cost-effective recruitment processes that do not deter disabled applicants and applicants with long-term health conditions.
Catch the recording below:
Please look out for details of forthcoming Breakfast Briefings, which take place on the first Wednesday of the month from 08:00-08:30. If you have any questions on this Breakfast Briefing or suggestions for future briefings, then please contact Kevin Duffy in the ScotEng legal team.
Tel: 0141 221 3181