We attended the fourth RIDI awards and having been involved with RIDI since its inception we were exceptionally proud to be part of it and to witness RIDI’s reach and influence continue to grow. The ceremony was introduced by Sir Phillip Rutnam, who commended RIDI for not just changing individual lives but for tackling one of society’s biggest challenges – the disability employment gap.
We were also thrilled to take home the Supply Chain Management award for #TeamGuidant.
The ‘Supply chain management’ category looks for organisations setting the standard and measuring the success of their entire supply chain actively attracting and confidently recruiting disabled talent.
At Guidant, we’ve taken a proactive approach to building disability confidence, not just within our own organisation but within our supply chain. We know that their support is vital in attracting and engaging more disabled talent for our clients. To date 38 of our suppliers have already signed up to the government’s Disability Confident scheme, and we are continuously striving to lead by example, share best practice and set out the business case for disability confidence. We were especially proud to be joined at the RIDI awards by our suppliers Wells Tobias. LMA and Oakleaf, who are also championing the RIDI cause.
The awards ceremony was hosted by Sophia Warner, Paralympian and founder of the Superhero Series, who moved the whole room with her own experiences with disability and why she set up the UK’s only disability sports series for the ‘Everyday Superhero’, the Superhero Series. As with every RIDI event, it’s always inspiring to see how organisations have taken steps to become more inclusive in their recruitment process and to be able to learn from each other in order to continue driving change in the recruitment industry.
Congratulations to all of this year's winners – view the full winner list here.