The case for disability workforce reporting
More than 7 million people of working age in the UK has a disability or long-term health condition. The need for disability workforce reporting has been increasingly debated by employers and policy-makers. While there is no mandatory requirement to do so currently, is there a business and moral case to drive support for voluntary reporting of workforce disability data?
For organisations, publishing disability workforce information would signal a commitment to fairness, equality and human rights that would boost a business’s external reputation. By demonstrating that you value diversity, it would also boost attraction, helping employers to tap into a wider pool of talent and skills that could culminate in performance and productivity gains.