CH&CO has achieved Disability Confident Leader status for its commitment to employing, supporting and promoting disabled people in the workplace and encouraging others to also become Disability Confident.
The Government’s Disability Confident scheme aims to help UK employers successfully employ and retain disabled people and those with health conditions, recognising their skills and giving them the opportunities to realise their aspirations.
CH&CO’s policies, procedures and culture were assessed in key areas including providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process; ensuring employees have appropriate disability equality awareness; providing a supportive environment that is inclusive and accessible for employees, clients and customers; promoting a Disability Confident culture; and encouraging suppliers and partners to be Disability Confident.
Having successfully met all criteria to the satisfaction of the external assessor and the Department of Work and Pensions, CH&CO was awarded Disability Confident Leader status.
Alison Gilbert, Group Director of Human Resources, CH&CO said: “Inclusivity and accessibility have always underpinned our recruitment and employment policies and processes and are an important part of CH&CO’s culture. It’s fantastic that this has been formally recognised with the Disability Confident Leader status.
“We employ more than 6200 people and our team is incredibly diverse. Everyone makes a valuable contribution to the business based on their individual skills. We will continue to nurture and develop our people and work with our partners, including Springboard and Foxes Academy, to recruit from the diverse and exciting talent pool and to promote dynamic careers in hospitality to all.”