Frances Cassidy

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Call for more diversity in Whitehall

Posted by Frances Cassidy on 27 May 2015

During the election campaign, the Conservative party endeavoured to position themselves as the ‘real part of the working people’, when David Cameron unveiled the party’s 2015 manifesto back in April. A month on, and with many people still reeling from the shock election result, will the Torys keep their word?

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Topics: Diversity

An interview with Liz Dawes, Trust Officer at City Disabilities

Posted by Frances Cassidy on 14 May 2015

This originally appeared on The Careers Group Law Blog

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Topics: Diversity, job hunting

Frontrunner for Disabled Students Programme

Posted by Frances Cassidy on 26 September 2014

Frontrunner for Disabled Students is a three day leadership and employability programme sponsored by Santander. Over 400 students from 100 universities across the UK have now attended the Frontrunner for disabled students programme. This is a free residential programme with the next course taking place in Nottingham from 4-6 November.

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Topics: Diversity, employability skills, Fairs and Events

Upfront Tribunal Fees: Are they fair?

Posted by Frances Cassidy on 16 September 2014

Employment Laws are in place to make sure that employees are treated fairly and justly and in the UK, everyone has basic rights while in employment as set out here by the Citizen’s Advice Bureau.

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Topics: Diversity

The disability and health employment strategy - the discussion so far

Posted by Frances Cassidy on 23 December 2013

On 17th December 2013, the government published a report entitled 'The disability and health employment strategy: the discussion so far'. This report sets out proposals for supporting those with disabilities or long term health conditions in work. The paper is to be followed in 2014 by a paper setting out the delivery plan.

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Topics: Diversity

Disability in the Workplace

Posted by Frances Cassidy on 16 December 2013

BBC Radio 4 In Business recently ran a special report on disability in the workplace, which contained interviews with students and graduates with a range of disabilites and focused on barriers to employment and how these can be overcome. Topics covered include: disclosure, equality legislation, workplace and access to workplace schemes. Interviewees include a number of staff from Ernest & Young (EY) and Helen Cooke of My Plus Consulting.

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Topics: Diversity

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