• Exertis gains disability confident employer status

        • Exertis has announced that it has gained level 2 Disability Confident Employer status, an initiative from the Dept of Works & Pensions. 

          Disability Confident (DC) is creating a movement of change, encouraging employers to think differently about disability and 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.

          Samantha King, Exertis, Recruitment Manager 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 gained its level 2 Disability Confident Employer status by carrying out the self-assessment, testing the business against a set of statements about recruiting and retaining disabled people. There are approximately 15,000 organisations in the UK who have gained the status and are reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices. 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 announced recently that it has 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. 

          The MHFA initiative is part of a wider programme of support in the workplace for Exertis employees. The company offers a complimentary Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) through MetLife who provide an early intervention and rehabilitation service, which aims to help employees stay at work or return to work after a period of absence due to illness or injury, and also through Health Assured who provide a number of wellbeing services including a 24/7/365 helpline, up to six face-to-face counselling sessions and access to financial, legal and health support.

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