UKWA is working in partnership with not-for-profit social enterprise Evenbreak to promote diversity in logistics. In particular, the association is aiming to highlight the positive contribution that disabled employees can make to a business.
“By advertising their vacancies on the Evenbreak job board, inclusive employers will attract disabled candidates that they may not find through any other recruitment channels, while disabled jobseekers can be confident that employers who have chosen to place their vacancies on this site are serious about looking beyond their disabilities to identify what skills they have to offer,” said Evenbreak director, Jane Hatton. “By promoting a positive image of disabled people in employment and the benefits of employing disabled people we also hope to balance out some of the current negative and inaccurate, portrayals of disabled people in the media.”
Peter Ward, CEO of UKWA, said: “Employing people with disabilities benefits employers. For example, employees with disabilities are fully aware of how difficult looking for a job can be, and often try to compensate their deficits through greater efforts.
“The many hurdles which people with disabilities might encounter on a daily basis motivate them to accomplish even more. Therefore, they often show a greater loyalty to their employer as well as more motivation and UKWA will promote Evenbreak to its membership through various channels.”