The Disability Confident initiative is a Government scheme created by Department for Work & Pensions that supports employers around the UK, making the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.
Auctus Management Group and its subsidiary businesses, RSS Infrastructure and INFRA Skills are proud to announce they have been awarded the Level 3: ‘Disability Confident Leader’ status, the highest and most prestigious level a Disability Confident member can achieve. Through the companies’ tireless efforts since becoming a ‘Disability Confident Committed’ organisation in 2015, they quickly gained recognition and praise in the infrastructure sector for their bespoke Disability Confident training, which is a mandatory seminar offered to all new employees, Apprentices and contract workers during their induction process.
Throughout the years, the company has strived to support and work closely with local organisations to offer work experience positions within the organisation. Due to the safety critical nature of the infrastructure sector, people with disabilities are often deterred from applying for new opportunities, or do not receive the appropriate feedback and guidance from companies. Auctus Management Group however are extremely vocal when advertising said opportunities, and make it clear when roles are not site based, and how people with disabilities will be given appropriate company support if they are successful.
Auctus Management Group had undertaken the self-assessment process and was recognised as a Disability Confident employer in 2015. The company already benefited from being able to draw from the widest possible pool of talent, and had secured, retained and developed disabled staff who are skilled, loyal and hard-working. By stepping up to being a Disability Confident Leader, their business gains recognition from; disabled staff in the company, disabled people outside their company, other businesses, their customers and the wider community.
Dave Massingham, EDI Project Delivery Manager was delighted with the accreditation and commented:
“We are proud to become a Disability Confident Leader, everyone at the company has worked tirelessly at making sure our policies, processes and procedures are inclusive as can be, and that no person is overlooked or discriminated against. More than ever, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion has become increasingly important to businesses as they try to attract and retain talented people to deliver the best services for their customers, being able to achieve and demonstrate a diverse workforce makes great business and ethical sense.”
To meet the challenges in an ever-expanding industry, and with an increasing aging workforce, the sector calls for organisations, companies and individuals who strive at bringing new and capable employees. Auctus Management Group is at the heart of this evolvement, with all Group companies determined to ensure that they build new strategies into their daily functions, where all people are treated with respect, treated equally and all have access to the same opportunities.”
For more information on Disability Confident, or how your business or organisation can become a member, visit their website on: https://www.disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/