4th October 2012
Bexhill based insurance broker Hastings Direct has been awarded The Disability Symbol for its approach to supporting disabled people in the workplace.
The Disability Symbol
The Disability Symbol is awarded by Jobcentre Plus to employers who have agreed to meet five commitments in respect to the recruitment, employment, retention and career development of disabled people. The use of this symbol ensures disabled people can recognise employers that welcome applications from them and are positive about their abilities.
Amanda Menahem, HR director, Hastings Direct: "At Hastings Direct we value diversity in our workforce and see it as an important element in any successful business. We believe in treating people as individuals and providing an environment that will encourage them to flourish in a role best suited to them. Being awarded this symbol also shows our existing employees that we will value their contribution and treat them fairly should they become disabled. And of course by employing disabled people we are also better placed to recognise, develop and deliver goods and services for our disabled customers.
"We have worked closely with Jobcentre Plus for many years now and together we help many people into work."