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Proud to be Recognised by 2014 RIDI Awards

Category: Industry News, Disability conference, Ridi Awards

Proud to be Recognised by 2014 RIDI Awards

Congratulations to all the winners at the 2014 RIDI Awards...

DiversityJobs.co.uk and thebigIDEA.co.uk are proud to have been awarded the RIDI award for 'Technology for Inclusion’ 2014, sponsored by AbilityNet.

Over the coming weeks we'll be sharing case studies, and statistics that were highlighted in the submissions and through our 2014 'Actions Speak Louder Than Words' survey.
Please share these resources through your supply chains and networks and, of course, celebrate your own successes and achievements.


Actions speak louder than words

Hi, I am Dan Biddle and I am proud to be the RIDI Champion for the third consecutive year. You may well know me from the publicity around the 7/7 London bombings which is the point in my life when I acquired my disability. As well as the many predicted challenges I have faced and overcome since this life changing point, one I had not anticipated was the difference being disabled meant when applying for jobs.

As my own experiences with the recruitment industry had not been positive, I was delighted to partner with The Clear Company and the RIDI Committee to see what could be done to improve the candidate experience. These highlights show how the RIDI approach of encouragement and access to support is having an impact. It is also evident that we have a long way to go before we can take the pressure off.

When it goes well, the results are fantastic, when it goes badly, the impact is immeasurable and unacceptable.

My thanks to all who have worked and continue to work so hard to create a disability confident Recruitment Industry and it is particularly re-assuring to see the senior level commitment in place now in so many of our largest and most influential recruitment firms, as well as those specialist organisations who continue to set the standards.

The full results of the RIDI survey will be released throughout May and June, but for some early highlights click on the link below.


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VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please email [email protected] for more information.

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