WilsonHCG, a global talent solutions leader, has reinforced its commitment to building disability confidence into recruitment and employment strategies by becoming a Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) 100 partner.
RIDI, established in 2011, works with organisations in the UK to break down the barriers faced by the millions of disabled people who are entering or progressing through the job market.
“At WilsonHCG, we’re committed to maximising opportunities for all talent,” said John Wilson, CEO at WilsonHCG. “Becoming a RIDI 100 partner means we can continue to develop and share best practices in inclusive hiring.”
In the UK, around 7.6 million people of working age (16-64) have a disability, however, just 3.9 million disabled people are in employment: that’s equivalent to 51.7%.
Kate Headley, spokesperson for RIDI, added:
“I’m thrilled to welcome WilsonHCG as a RIDI 100 partner. It’s extremely encouraging to see such a large organisation get behind breaking down the barriers that disabled people face. The firm has had an excellent reputation for embedding diversity and inclusion into its business for a while now, being recognised by prestigious publications such as Profiles in Diversity for its work in the area. By joining forces, I truly believe we can achieve lasting change for disabled professionals.’’