We’re in good company: we’re officially committed to this important initiative alongside more than 20,000 other organisations across England and Wales. We’ll be making our recruitment practices more inclusive, updating our policies and procedures, and will identify at least one improvement area across our business that will support people with disabilities.
We believe that everyone should have equal opportunities to succeed at work, including individuals with disabilities. By becoming a Disability Confident member, we aim to create a workplace that is welcoming and supportive for people with additional needs.
Jen Collins, research and insights manager at Modern, said: “As someone who has autism and mental health issues, as well as a physically disabled sister, this news is especially meaningful to me. I know first-hand the challenges that people with disabilities can face in the workplace, and it is heartwarming to know that Modern is taking steps to make our workplace more inclusive and supportive.”
With almost one in five UK adults living with a disability, we believe that businesses can’t afford to ignore such a vast pool of potential talent. Being Disability Confident is an opportunity to redress the balance. And if that gives us an edge as an employer? Well, we’re not going to argue with that.
Jen added: “Modern is committed to creating a culture of awareness and understanding around disability issues, and to providing accommodations to enable people with disabilities to succeed in their roles here. Diversity is a strength, and it feels good to be part of a workplace that is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment.”
We want everyone who works at Modern to feel empowered to talk about disability and wellbeing. If you like the sound of us, check out our latest job opportunities. We’d love to hear from you.