Untapped Talent: The Employer Benefits
Does your business require a high work ethic, low absenteeism and excellent attention to detail?
Despite many being keen to find work, more than 85% of people with learning disabilities (LD) or autism are unemployed. Many do not consider themselves disabled, some have mild disability issues, and the majority have untapped talents or skills that are desirable for employers.
Businesses that employ someone with LD can benefit from skills that include:
- Reliability, conscientiousness and persistence
- High levels of concentration
- Accuracy, close attention to detail
- Detailed factual knowledge and an excellent memory
- Meticulous application of routine tasks
Traditional recruitment methods can often exclude those with learning disabilities, because individuals find it harder to communicate and understand. The Untapped Talent initiative is designed to help employers access this skilled and reliable workforce. This event will offer business tips on inclusive recruitment and answer concerns regarding employment law.
Fact: 7% of people with learning disabilities have a job. 65% want one.*
Untapped Talent: The Employer Benefits Business Breakfast
Join us at this business breakfast for HR experts and business owners.
- Tuesday 5 July 2016
- Hannahs, Seale-Hayne, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6NQ07.30 – 10.30am
- Free full sit down breakfast
- This event is kindly being hosted by the Exeter & Heart of Devon Employment & Skills Board
PLEASE join us. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/untapped-talent-the-employer-benefits-tickets-25344309512
Please click this link to find out more about:
- The Business Benefits
- Why employing someone with LD or Autism is good for business
- ‘Work Choice’ and ‘Access to Work’ grants and funding
- What is a Learning Disability?
- Emplyment support available to business
- Free support for employers
- 3 steps to hiring someone with a disability
- Frequently asked questions
- Different ways to get involved – Apprenticeships, Supported Internships etc
- Other support and helpful links
- Glossary of terms
*For data sources view: http://www.autism.org.uk/about-autism/myths-facts-and-statistics/some-facts-and-statistics.aspx