Podcasts

World Mental Health Day: mental health at work

To mark World Mental Health Day (10 October 2017), our Advice Service & Policy Manager Angela Matthews sat down with Senior Disability Consultant Christopher Watkins to discuss this year’s theme, workplace well-being.

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Bank of England launch the new accessible £10 note

Our CEO Diane Lightfoot meets with the Bank of England’s Director for Banknotes and Chief Cashier Victoria Cleland to discuss the upcoming launch of the new Jane Austen £10 note on 14 September 2017 and how the note has been developed with accessibility in mind.

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Learning disabilities and employment

Business Disability Forum CEO Diane Lightfoot and Senior Disability Consultant Charles Clement discuss the topic of unemployment for people with learning disabilities.

Diane and Charles discuss how to recruit and retain employees with learning disabilities, what help is available for your organisation, what help is available for an employee with a learning disability, how to remove barriers within the application process and the benefits of hiring a person with a learning disability.

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An introduction to autism in the workplace

In this episode Daniel Wiles and Michael Vermeersch discuss the barriers created in the workplace for people with autism.

Tune in to also hear about Michael's presentation 'If I can be myself I can be my best' and how Microsoft's diverse environment helped him improve things for disabled customers and employees.

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An introduction to performance management

In this episode Disability Consultants Kim Whippy and Charles Clement discuss the performance management. They cover frequently asked questions to assess the best approach for managing the performance of your staff who may have a disability.

Tune in to also hear what their top tips for effective performance management are!

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What is your organisation’s accessible tech maturity level?

In this episode by Lucy Ruck , Business Disability Forum’s Technology Taskforce Manager interviews David Caldwell, Barclays’ IT Accessibility Manager to find out how Barclays have used our Accessibility Maturity Model (AMM) to find out how well they are doing in regards to accessible technology and to identify areas that they need to do more work in.

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Workplace adjustments - a whole organisation approach

Listen to Dr. Nasser Siabi and Business Disability Forum's George Selvanera discuss the challenges of implementing a successful workplace adjustments process and the benefits Microlink has seen. Dr Siabi is Microlink’s Founder and CEO, he has 25 years’ experience delivering adjustments, helping over a quarter of a million people with disabilities  health conditions to succeed in education and employment.

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BDF Advice service discuss non visible disabilities

Hear Business Disability Forum's Advice service discuss non-visible disabilities, the most common topic that managers contacted them for advice and guidance on in 2016.

Our Senior Disability Consultants Charles Clement and Christopher Watkins talk about why employers struggle with managing non-visible disabilities and give practical advice on how to get this right.

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