Business Disability Forum has created a set of resources to help global organisations collect accurate employee disability data.
The ‘Collecting Global Employee Disability Data’ series summarises key considerations and successful approaches to collecting global data. The resources are based on the findings of research conducted by Business Disability Forum earlier this year, which looked at the experiences of 51 leading global organisations.
The resources and research are sponsored by HSBC and cover the following key considerations:
Why do organisations collect global employee disability data?
What global employee disability data do organisations collect?
How do organisations collect global employee disability data?
Key challenges to collecting global employee disability data.
Key enablers to collecting global employee disability data.
They also make key recommendations based on the fundamentals of collecting global employee disability data.
Purpose. Develop a clear and compelling reason, or set of reasons, why global employee disability data collection is important, and what it is intended to achieve.
Fundamentals. Establish globally consistent and locally resonant terminology, systems and resources, which makes global employee disability data collection work.
Leadership. Seek sponsorship, role modelling and accountability at the most senior level(s), which positions disability inclusion as a ‘call to action’ that impacts everyone.
Culture. Promote an organisational culture of psychological safety and trust, which enables employees to talk openly about disability and lived experience, without fear of detriment.
Diane Lightfoot, CEO, Business Disability Forum, said:
“Employers need an accurate picture of their workforce so they can provide the best support and opportunities for their employees and help close the disability employment gap. But measuring disability is inherently difficult. We need to create cultures built on openness and trust, where disabled employees feel safe to share with their employer.”