It is a powerful expression used to convey the commonplace practice of excluding disabled people from the conversations that impact us the most such as healthcare, social care support, transport design, information technology design, in politics, and often in employment practice.
Employee resource groups/networks are a powerful vehicle to reverse that – and are fast becoming one of the most popular ways that employers are learning directly from their own people.
This report is the world’s first Impact Report about the work of disabled employee resource groups/networks.
Between 21st October 2019 – 13th November 2019 we ran a simple on-line survey and invited employer members across the world to take part. 138 responses were received. In addition, we conducted 17 in-depth confidential interviews with employee resource group/network leaders and heads of diversity and inclusion teams. This report generously sponsored by Barclays, summaries the key findings. All responses remain anonymous.
Launching an annual Impact Report is the latest development in our ongoing commitment to provide high-quality know-how and resources required to deliver high-performing disabled employee resource groups/networks.
During 2020 we will be inviting our partners and collaborators to share their feedback with us in order to reflect on the trends and identify our next priorities.
Disability Employee & Business Resource Groups/Networks - Impact Report 2019(107.19kB)
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