It’s that time of year again: spring has sprung (kind of!) and the finalists of this year’s Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) Awards have been announced.
The RIDI Awards recognise and celebrate organisations and individuals who strive to break down the barriers faced by people with disabilities in the workplace.
These are the only awards in the UK that exclusively celebrate the commitment of recruiters and employers to improve the prospects for disabled jobseekers.
Supporting RIDI in 2019
The RIDI Awards are now entering their fifth year. And as a long-term supporter of the awards (Recite Me is a RIDI Silver Partner and we donate our web accessibility and language software for the RIDI website), we love keeping an eye on what’s going on.
This year there’s another broad range of award categories, from Getting Started to Reasonable Adjustments in Recruitment, and Disability Specialist.
There is also a Greatest Impact award, which is voted for by the audience at the awards ceremony and will also be revealed on the night.
So, following a lengthy and comprehensive judging process, here are the finalists of the RIDI Awards 2019…
- 24-7 Recruitment
- Acacia Training
- Bristol City Council
- Civil Service Fast Stream
- Department for Transport
- Digital Accessibility Centre
- Enbarr Enterprises
- Kingsley Consulting
- Guidant Global
- Sopra Steria Recruitment
The judges of this year’s awards include disability champions such as Paul Awcock, Head of Talent Sourcing at Lloyd's, Ty Jones, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Engagement at DWF, and Jane Hatton, Director at Evenbreak.
The RIDI Awards are a great example of how you can encourage recruiters and employers to create more job opportunities for people with disabilities, and they also help organisations to celebrate their success in becoming disability confident.
We’d like to wish all of the RIDI Awards 2019 finalists good luck for the awards night 11 April in central London, where we look forward to meeting you all in person on the night (hopefully!).