If we recruit a disabled candidate for the role, will it be expensive?
It’s a misconception that reasonable adjustments are expensive.
In order to make roles and workplaces more accessible to disabled people, adaptations may be needed. However, the reality is that, in many cases, these adjustments are simple and cost-neutral.
For example, a candidate may simply need the opportunity to work flexibly, which has no cost implications. Equally, modifying or acquiring equipment to increase a role’s accessibility is often inexpensive.
However, if you feel you lack the expertise to implement the right adjustments, governmental support is available. The Access to Work scheme is a publicly funded employment support programme that supports disabled people to start or stay in work.
Employing disabled people makes business sense as well as social sense. To find out more, see Why should we recruit from the hidden talent pool?