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EFD launches disability Recruitment Protocol

20 leading UK employers have signed up to the Recruitment Protocol, launched by Employers’ Forum on Disability on, which aims to remove the barriers preventing disabled candidates from obtaining employment.

Employers’ Forum on Disability (EFD) has launched the Recruitment Protocol with a group of 20 employers, including, Cisco and Ernst & Young who between them spend more than 20 million pounds on recruitment agency support. Research suggests that disabled applicants often have a dissatisfactory experience of using recruitment agencies. Employers who sign up to the Protocol agree that all recruitment agencies they work with will be required to identify and eradicate the barriers obstructing disabled candidates. The Protocol has been devised to make it easier for both parties to define and implement the good practice that will deliver business improvement.

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