We help you to achieve the best practice approach to maximize benefits and minimize the risk.
What do we stand for
Developed by leading diversity experts and based on extensive market research, ClearTalents is a unique solution that meets the challenges associated with recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.
There are three main challenges in reasonable adjustment provision:
- Getting people to share information about their personal circumstances.
- Being confident in your response.
- Making it scalable and manageable.
How we got here – the road
Conducted by The Clear Company over a two-year period, ClearTalents is based upon findings from research aimed at identifying and overcoming the barriers that employers face in the recruitment and retention of diverse talent.
The research comprised facilitated discussions with 220 employers in the form of 1/1 day workshops across England and Wales.
The key barriers the research identified faced by employers and recruiters were:
- Fear – fear of getting it wrong
- Lack of confidence – not knowing what to ask and how
- Lack of knowledge – not knowing what to do when someone discloses a need
- Lack of guidance – not knowing where to go for help.
A set of solutions that address these challenges and legal imperatives were identified in the research and developed with the expert input of partners including leading global law firm DWF and technology charity AbilityNet. They are:
- ClearTalents: a ‘one stop shop’ for reasonable adjustment guidance and provision in recruitment and in the workplace
- ClearKit: A comprehensive toolkit for the recruitment and retention of disabled talent
- ClearAssured: Greater accountability by employers and their talent suppliers via an agreed framework
- ClearExpertise: An online advice centre that puts employers in touch with leading diversity experts
The Clear Company: Unrivalled diversity and recruitment expertise
Nationally-recognised award-winning experts in diversity auditing, advice and advocacy across all sectors, The Clear Company works extensively with government & business in developing inclusive recruitment and HR best practice.
“The outcome provided a great platform for Lloyd’s to not only correct and create much improved processes, but also in up-skilling the business leaders and hiring communities in being much more inclusive in both their actions and their thinking … I enjoy the trusted partnership with the Clear Company and look forward to continuing to grow and learn under their expertise and knowledge.”
Paul Awcock, Head of Talent Sourcing, Lloyd’s
AbilityNet: Leading disability and workplace assessment expertise
AbilityNet is the UK’s leading technology and disability charity. It exists to change the lives of disabled people by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home and in education.
ClearTalents was developed to include a wide range of embedded expertise around assistive technology, customising existing equipment and evaluating and recommending reasonable adjustments for candidates and employees with dyslexia, disabilities or impairments. This includes the award-winning online resource, also embedded within the ClearTalents solution; My Computer My Way is a unique guide to the many adjustments that can make a computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone easier to use.
Through ClearTalents, recruiters and managers are able to request an AbilityNet ergonomic/assistive technology workplace assessment. After receiving central budget approval, AbilityNet delivers the assessment and report/equipment quotation within 10 working days – and at a fraction of the cost of Access to Work providers. This service is optional.
DWF LLP: Legal compliance expertise
With the aim of ensuring complete compliance of the ClearTalents solutions, DWF was commissioned to review all automated recommendations, guidance and resources provided by ClearTalents to employers and recruiters.
DWF is a multinational law firm headquartered in the UK, with 30 offices across the world. Currently employing around 3,000 staff, DWF is the 19th-largest law firm in the UK measured by revenues and advises national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments.