AbilityNet and Clear Talents have been recognised for their commitment to engaging with disabled jobseekers at this year’s Recruitment Industry Disability Industry (RIDI) Awards. The partnership beat off stiff competition to take home the awards for three categories: Employers Choice, Technology for Inclusion and Reasonable Adjustments in Recruitment.
Now in their second year, the RIDI Awards celebrate progress and recognise the success of organisations that are making headway in increasing the inclusion of disabled professionals. The rigorous judging process was conducted by a panel, which included senior representatives from organisations including E.ON, Eversheds, the Civil Service and HMRC.
Commenting on the win, Dennis Dearden, Sales & Marketing Director, AbilityNet said:
“We are delighted to win the RIDI Awards for Employers Choice, Technology for Inclusion and Reasonable Adjustments in Recruitment. Our partnership with Clear Talents is based on a mutual vision for using accessible technology to promote the greater inclusion of disabled people in employment.
"Together we have developed a tool that de-mystifies reasonable adjustments for recruiters and employers and boosts the confidence of disabled job-seekers in sharing relevant information at every stage of the process."
Congratulating the partnership of AbilityNet and Clear Talents on scooping three awards, Kate Headley, Chair of RIDI’s judging panel and Development Director at The Clear Company, commented:
“The standard and volume of entries this year was absolutely phenomenal. I think I speak for the entire panel when I say that picking winners from the broad array of quality submissions was incredibly difficult and caused much deliberation.
"Those that took home awards should be suitably proud of their efforts and the three-times winning partnership of AbilityNet and Clear Talents demonstrated real progress in removing barriers to the employment of disabled people. I’m sure that their example will inspire other organisations to focus on their own strategies to boost the diversity of talent.”