Here at OMD EMEA, we have been looking to find ways to build greater diversity and inclusion as we know that diverse talent leads to new ways of thinking and greater creativity. To create positive change, we looked at our recruitment process to ensure that everyone had a chance.
Entering the job market can be a challenge for anyone. We feel it is important to be aware of any potential unconscious bias to ensure that there is equal opportunity for all. Our journey began with us exploring how we could get started and any available support, which led us to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme. The Scheme supports people with disabilities to gain employment and provides employers who don’t know where to start with valuable tools to carry out assessments alongside solid guidance on what they can do to improve.
We felt this scheme was a great way to continue our journey as a flexible and inclusive employer. There is also the added benefit of proactively raising awareness around the challenges people with disabilities face.
Our journey started with us gaining the Disability Confident Committed level 1 badge where we commit to offering job interviews and work experience opportunities. If you’re interested in getting in touch, check out our live jobs on OMD EMEA’s LinkedIn.