As an employer, there are many advantages to be gained from ensuring your company is open and accessible to graduates with disabilities. By ensuring accessibility you can attract the best in your field, regardless of disability, specific learning difficulty or medical condition.
There are currently over 1,300 students studying in TCD who are registered with the Disability Service and this represents a significant pool of potential employees, so when connecting with the Careers Advisory Service, please highlight any diversity and inclusion information, to promote to our students.
For more information on inclusive recruitment and other useful links, please see below:
Association of Higher Education and Disability - AHEAD, the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability is an independent non-profit organisation working to promote full access to and participation in further and higher education for students with disabilities and to enhance their employment prospects on graduation. AHEAD works with graduates and employers through the GET AHEAD Graduate Forum and the WAM Mentored Work Placement Programme.
Employer Disability Information Service - The purpose of the Employer Disability Information service is to provide employers with an expert peer source of advice and information on employing staff with disabilities, with a view to enhancing the confidence and competence of individual employers to employ, manage and retain staff with disabilities.
Gradireland have a section on Diversity in the Workplace in which KPMG and IBM outline explain the importance of diversity in the workplace.
See Change – See Change is an alliance of organisations working together through the National Stigma Reduction Partnership to bring about positive change in public attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health problems. See Change has developed a six step programme to help Irish workplaces create an open culture around mental health and play a role in challenging stigma.
Business Disability Forum - Business Disability Forum is a UK based not-for-profit member organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people. Business Disability Forum provides pragmatic support by sharing expertise, giving advice, providing training and facilitating networking opportunities. This helps organisations become fully accessible to disabled customers and employees.