The tech distributors carried out a self-assessment about recruiting and retaining disabled people
Exertis have announced that it has gained level 2 Disability Confident Employer status – an initiative from the Department of Works & Pensions.
Disability Confident is encouraging employers to take action to improve how they recruit, retain and develop disabled people.
The accreditation also helps customers and other businesses identify those employers who are committed to equality in the workplace.
Exertis gained its level 2 Disability Confident Employer status by carrying out a self-assessment, testing their business against a set of statements about recruiting and retaining disabled people.
The accreditation lasts for three years and during this period, companies can look to gain the level 3 accreditation – an independent validation of the criteria referred to as Disability Confident Leader.
Exertis recruitment manager Samantha King said: “We are delighted to have secured Disability Confident Employer status. Exertis wants to be recognised as a business that strives to be inclusive of everyone, wants to tap into skills and experience wherever they are found and supports everyone to give their best, ultimately benefiting our business.
“This accreditation will help us recruit and retain great people, drawing from the widest possible pool of talent and securing high-quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hard-working.”
Exertis recently announced that it had trained 25 of its employees, with coverage in all of its locations as Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) to ensure that any colleagues with mental health issues have all the relevant support networks in place.