One in five people in the UK have a disability or a long term health condition and collectively disabled people have an estimated spending power of £274 billion per year. Organisations are missing out on the best talent and the business of disabled consumers due to poor accessibility, both physical and digital, and not being disability confident in their approaches.
This is where the Disability Connect Mentoring Scheme can help.
The Disability Connect Reverse Mentoring Scheme assigns senior executives, business leaders, D&I & HR professionals and managers with a disabled mentor for six months. During this period, the mentor will share their unique insights and personal experiences of disability and the challenges they face. When organisations register for the scheme, they submit details of what they are looking to learn and achieve. They may have a specific reason for signing up, for example, to reform HR policies or their reasonable adjustment process or they may just want to raise general disability awareness. Whatever their reason the Disability Connect Mentoring Scheme will provide a strategically matched disabled mentor with experience and knowledge in that area.
As a business leader you know that having a diverse and inclusive working environment is essential to attract and retain the best people, access your disabled customer base and build a positive workplace culture. Having a disabled mentor will provide you with unique insights into disability to help you create inclusive policies and processes, put best practice in place and increase your skills, knowledge and confidence in handling disability issues.
Please visit the mentee zone for more information and to find out how to register for a mentor.
As someone with a disability you will have unique insights into the perception and challenges of disability. These insights are invaluable for business leaders who want to attract and retain the best talent, increase their disability awareness and access their disabled customer base. To sign up to be a mentor you must have a disability and be seeking or currently in employment or education. Anyone can be a mentor and training is provided.
Please visit the mentor zone for more information and to find out how to register to become a mentor.