• International Workplace
  • 6 June 2017

BIFM becomes Disability Confident Committed Employer

BIFM has become a Disability Confident Committed Employer to demonstrate its support of developing good practice around the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees.

The scheme, which promotes a positive approach to enabling disabled people and those with other health conditions within the workplace, focuses on both attracting the right people to the organisation and keeping and developing them.

In addition to helping customers and other businesses identify those employers who are committed to equality in the workplace, it helps employers to draw from the widest possible pool of talent, secure high quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hardworking and improve employee morale and commitment by demonstrating that all employees are treated fairly.

BIFM’s HR Advisor, Sian Harvey, said:

“Providing safe and efficient working environments in which people feel well, energised, productive and enthusiastic about their work is a fundamental part of facilities management. A good workplace should support and enable every employee to achieve to the best of their ability, making them want to come to work and perform well once they are there.

“As the professional body for facilities management, we strongly believe BIFM should be leading by example when it comes to equality in the workplace and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed Employer. This not only sends a signal to our employees, members and stakeholders about the type of organisation that we are, but demonstrates our commitment to developing behaviour and cultures to ensure we make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to our Institute.”

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, BIFM has pledged to explore ways in which it can make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people, such as ensuring its recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and supporting existing employees who develop a disability or long-term health condition to enable them to stay in work.

You can find more information about the Disability Confident scheme here.