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How organisations can provide more effective support for disabled people




Please reserve a place by contacting Doria Pilling:

Speaker: : Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Adviser (Employment Relations) Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)


Drawing on the results of the CIPD’s Health and well-being at work survey report 2018 and other research, Rachel will consider:

  • The scene - understanding the disability employment gap and the Government’s vision and proposals for improving the employment prospects for people with a disability or long-term health condition
  • The wider trends influencing this public policy agenda – e.g. the ageing population and workforce
  • The employment prospects and experience of people out of or in work now who have a disability or health condition
  • The employment experience of people with a mental health condition
  • How to narrow/close the disability employment gap? The role of employers and what needs to change to overcome the barriers to good employment?
  • What role do good workplace practices play in improving the attraction, retention and progression of people with a disability?
  • How can we develop more inclusive workplace cultures and reduce stigma, and what’s the role of line managers?

About the speaker

Rachel joined the CIPD as a senior policy adviser in 2014 to help shape the public policy debate and to champion better work and working lives. She has recently led a range of policy and research studies about mental wellbeing at work, and represents the CIPD on key advisory groups. She is a qualified HR practitioner and researcher with over 20 years experience in the HR and employment field; her prior roles include working as a researcher for XpertHR and as a senior policy adviser at Acas.

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When and where

1.00pm - 2.15pmThursday 17th May 2018

AG11 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom