Inclusion

Inclusion

Creating a diverse workforce can help with employee retention and satisfaction. It increases performance and enables innovation to thrive.

Providing an opportunity for everyone to achieve their true potential regardless of differences such as age, disability, race, religion, gender amongst others, is key to innovation, problem-solving and increased productivity.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

As an economy, the sobering reality is that only 5.9 % of people with SEND are in employment. Employers have an opportunity to change this. We need to challenge the statistics and encourage all young people into the workplace.

It may seem challenging, but experience shows that working with young people with SEND can be a positive and heartwarming experience, and a way to find an incredible amount of talent and creativity.

Explore our helpful guides for organising SEND experiences of the workplace to learn more.

SEND Resources

Supporting Employers: Working with Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Supporting Employers: Working with Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

By The Careers & Enterprise Company
Creating an inclusive environment for employees from all backgrounds and circumstances is vital. View this resource for support with organising work experience for SEND learners.
Working with students with SEND: The benefits and challenges

Working with students with SEND: The benefits and challenges

By The Careers & Enterprise Company
Beyond delivering meaningful work encounters and experiences of the workplace, you may not be fully aware of the number of benefits employing people with learning disabilities bring. Our report will shed light on the benefits and challenges of working with students with SEND.
Engaging with a School, Special School or College

Engaging with a School, Special School or College

By The Careers & Enterprise Company
These tips will ensure the start of a mutually beneficial relationship.

Working with a Diverse Community

Meaningful employment is the most important way that you, as employers, contribute to the community.

Offering virtual work experience of your workplace can break down the barriers that many people from diverse backgrounds face. We need to challenge perceptions and strive for an equal workforce that promotes social mobility, diversity and inclusion. Businesses can benefit from this too as it bridges the skills gap and builds a new talent pool.

Resources

  • Outreach and Diversifying Your Talent Pipeline

    Outreach and Diversifying Your Talent Pipeline

    Shared by Speakers for Schools
    This report highlights how you can address social mobility through experiences of the workplace.
  • Thinking about Digital Poverty/Digital Capital

    Thinking about Digital Poverty/Digital Capital

    Shared by the West of England Cornerstone Group
    Find out how digital poverty is impacting more on those students who are disadvantaged socially or economically and how you can help.
  • Delivering Virtual Work Experience

    Delivering Virtual Work Experience

    Shared by Morgan Sindall
    Discover how you can create a virtual work experience founded on equality, inclusion and social mobility to ensure every individual has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
  • The Brilliant Club’s Rapid Review of Digital Inclusion

    The Brilliant Club’s Rapid Review of Digital Inclusion

    Shared by The Brilliant Club
    This guide offers practical suggestions for minimising the digital inclusion gap during the 2020 school shutdown.
  • Social Impact

    Social Impact

    Shared by IGD
    Read this report for information on how you can support young people amid the employability crisis.
  •  Build an inclusive recruitment pipeline

    Build an inclusive recruitment pipeline

    Shared by The Social Mobility Commission
    In February 2021, the Social Mobility Commission, with Speakers for Schools and PWC, held an employers’ masterclass exploring how to reach, attract and foster a diverse pool of talent. Download the Afterpack to inform your approach to working towards a diverse workforce.