We are now a Disability Confident Committed Employer
17 March 2018
Optalis has joined the Government’s Disability Confident Committed employer scheme.
Disability Confident is a nationally recognised accreditation scheme that encourages organisations to recruit disabled people for their skills and talent.
Over 5000 organisations have now signed up to the scheme and we thought it was the ideal time for us to join and demonstrate our commitment to equality for disabled people in the workplace.
The UK government aims to get over one million disabled people into work by 2020 in order to halve the gap and the Disability Confident scheme is a key part of its strategy to achieve this.
The scheme has three levels of accreditation to help organisations ensure they are offer the best service to current and future employees: Committed, Employer and Leader.
Optalis has now achieved level one Committed status after we committed to a set of disability-related actions and one clear commitment that will demonstrate a difference for our business.
Optalis CEO Martin Farrow said: “We are proud that Optalis has joined the 5000 employers signed-up to the Disability Confident scheme. We look forward to progressing through the scheme to change the way we do things to offer more disabled people the opportunities to fulfil their potential with us.”
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