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KFC Leads the Way to an Inclusive Recruitment Process

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KFC is taking action to tap into a wider, more diverse talent pool by implementing an inclusive online recruitment process. 

The fast-food chain has partnered with Recite Me to provide a selection of accessibility tools for website users to utilise when searching and applying for jobs on the KFC Careers website

The suite of assistive tools enables all visitors to use their website in a way that works best for them, regardless of disabilities, learning difficulties, visual impairments or language. 

The introduction of KFC UK&I’s first Neurodiversity Affinity Group, SEEN, aims to boost education and inclusion for KFC’s neurodiverse team and recruitment process. Co-leads Natalie Kerrison, Designer, and Charlie Cruickshanks, Talent Acquisition Partner at KFC are committed to breaking down barriers faced by the neurodiverse community. 

Mock-up of the Recite Me toolbar being used on the KFC website

Natalie Kerrison, Co-Lead of SEEN commented,

quote“SEEN is one of KFC’s Communities of Belonging, founded in the summer of 2022 to support our neurodiverse community.

“Myself and Charlie are the founding co-leads and are passionate about making work life more inclusive, as neurodiversity has touched both of us and our family’s lives.” 

With the introduction of Recite Me assistive technology on KFC’s careers website, visitors can have content read aloud, utilise multiple reading aids and styling options, and translate content into over 100 languages 65 of which can be read aloud. 

Charlie Cruickshanks, Talent Acquisition Partner and Co-Lead of SEEN said,

quote“Recite Me is a great tool to help candidates who are neurodiverse. 1 in 7 of us in the UK is understood to be neurodivergent and we believe it is higher in the food and beverage industry. 

“A neurodiverse workforce is crucial, and brings so many additional skills such as problem solving and creativity, the list is endless!”

Do you want to create an inclusive recruitment process in your organisation? Join KFC, Boots, Tesco, Very, Best Western Hotels and over 5,000 companies who have trusted Recite Me to support them on their digital inclusion journey by booking a demonstration today

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