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Sodexo puts disability in the spotlight

Global services firm, Sodexo, has partnered with Business Disability Forum and the Global Business and Disability Network to host its first disability themed conference, Open Your Mind: Driving Disability Inclusion. On 13 February, the conference brought together experts from industry ...

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Mitie enhances maternity package

Mitie has enhanced its maternity benefits to offer more support for new mothers and those returning to work following maternity leave. The company will now offer salaried employees on maternity leave 10 weeks on full pay, followed by 29 weeks ...

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Motorway inclusion arrives at Gloucester Services southbound

The UK’s only major independent motorway services operator has further enhanced its quality offering for customers by adding a state-of-the-art disabled toilet facility. Gloucester Services has opened a Changing Places assisted accessible toilet, on the southbound side of its site ...

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Five ways recruiters can increase workplace diversity

Recruiting leaders know that if their companies aren’t sourcing and hiring for diversity, they are missing valuable talent and experience argues James McGill, VP International Customer Success, EMEA & APAC for HireVue In the world of recruitment, diversity and inclusion ...

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Businesses get behind initiative to employ ex-offenders

Since the launch of the Education and Employment Strategy six months ago, which set out a series of measures to boost prisoners’ skills while in custody and improve their chances of securing work on release, more than 120 further businesses have registered ...

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Shaping accessible toilets

New build and refurbishment projects involving outlets open to the public can be as accessible as possible- despite shape and size issues. Closomat has pulled together a range of resources to enable building designers and managers to open their (toilet) ...

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Westgrove Group gets behind #PurpleTuesday

Warrington facilities management specialist, The Westgrove Group has pledged its support for #PurpleTuesday, the UK’s first accessible shopping day. Alongside shopping centres all over the UK, Westgrove will be getting behind the #PurpleTuesday message promoting accessibility for all and taking ...

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New workplace measures launched to tackle barriers facing ethnic minorities

A series of measures to tackle ethnic disparities in the workplace will be announced by Prime Minister Theresa May today (11 October), exactly one year after the government published the findings of a world-first Race Disparity Audit on how people ...

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Amey supports young adults with learning disabilities into work

Public services provider, Amey, is teaming up with a special school in Woolton, Liverpool, to provide supported internships to young adults with learning disabilities. Amey’s Facilities Management team is running the scheme in partnership with Abbot’s Lea School, which specialises ...

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Wates launches pilot scheme to tackle homelessness

Engage Leeds, a support service which helps prevent people from becoming homeless, has helped in excess of 3,000 people across the city since setting up just over 12 months ago – but the issue of homelessness continues to worsen, with ...

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