Disability Confident is a government scheme that helps employers attract, recruit and retain disabled staff. It provides advice and information to help organisations think differently about disability and how to make the workplace more accessible. The Disability Confident scheme has replaced the previous Guaranteed Interview scheme and Two Ticks scheme.
Over 18,000 organisations have signed up to the scheme. There are three levels of commitment and employers must complete each level before moving onto the next:
- Level 1: Disability Confident Committed
- Level 2: Disability Confident Employer
- Level 3: Disability Confident Leader
Once an organisation has achieved any of the above levels, they’ll be awarded a certificate in recognition of their achievement and a badge for their website and other materials for 3 years. Plus, if they’ve reached levels 1 or 2, they’ll receive a self-assessment pack to help continue the journey to becoming a Disability Confident Employer or Disability Confident Leader.
Keep up-to-date with Disability Confident news and views
As a Disability Confident member, you get exclusive access to the scheme’s LinkedIn group. Group members receive regular updates, early access to events, and have the chance to talk to other Disability Confident employers, to share best practice or ask questions.