Amey joins Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative
Leading public service provider Amey has partnered with the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative to tackle the challenges facing disabled people in the workplace, a spokesperson announced today.
The new partnership is the latest in a string of diversity and inclusion initiatives embarked on by Amey over the last 12 months, including achieving Leaders in Diversity accreditation and kickstarting a partnership with the disability charity Scope. Elsewhere, Amey has been awarded Leaders in Diversity status and signed the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport Charter for Diversity and Inclusion.
Since 2011, RIDI has focused on breaking down the barriers disabled people face in the recruitment process through its work with recruiters and employers across the UK. Its annual awards celebrate progress and recognise the success of organisations that are making headway in increasing the inclusion of disabled professionals.
Commenting on why Amey has chosen to be a ‘Silver Partner’ of RIDI, James Haluch, MD for Amey's Highways business and Chair of the company's inclusion steering group, said: “Our mission is to help to create better places for people to live, work and travel and we are constantly striving to ensure that our workforce truly reflects the diverse communities that we serve.
“We believe that by bringing together different people with different perspectives, work experiences, backgrounds and abilities, we are able to become more connected, innovative and more effective. Ultimately, we can provide greater value to our customers through greater inclusion and diversity in our workforce and disabled talent is an area which must not be overlooked,” Mr Haluch said.
Kate Headley, spokesperson for RIDI, added: “There is a distinct appetite from companies and recruiters alike to become more inclusive and improve the prospects of disabled jobseekers. Amey is clearly one of the growing numbers of organisations that are leading the way in diversity inclusion, and it is a pleasure to work with the team as we approach the 2018 RIDI Awards.”