Enabling a diverse workforce

Identify and implement reasonable adjustments

ClearTalents is a one-stop shop for reasonable adjustment guidance during your recruitment process and in the workplace., We increase productivity and retention by identifying the tools employees need to do their work effectively. It enables everyone to bring their best, authentic selves to work. Employees create an online diversity profile that helps their employers to identify the reasonable adjustments required to enable them to perform at their best.

Our approach ensures your organisation complies with The Equality Act 2010 that states making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees is a legal requirement.

The benefits of ClearTalents in the workplace

With ClearTalents, employees can self-disclose their circumstances and any related reasonable adjustments.

 

Employees can update their profile anytime. That means as your workers’ needs change, HR managers and teams can keep pace with any adjustments they need. For example, if an employee has a long-term condition and their needs fluctuate.

 

It also makes it easier for the HR team, managers and employers to monitor the progress of every employee in your organisation through our HR dashboards.

 

ClearTalents is proven to:

 

  • Increase productivity & retention
  • Reduce recruitment costs
  • Ensure your organisation is inclusive

How does ClearTalents work?

Based on two years of research data from The Clear Company, we know there are barriers to disclosing diversity at work. It’s difficult to get people to share information about their circumstances, employers lack confidence in meeting individuals’ needs and don’t know how to deliver scalable solutions.

 

ClearTalents overcomes these barriers.

 

We invite every employee to create a diversity profile. The profile encourages people to share information about their circumstances without labelling them. Their answers create a live diversity passport.

 

 

A deeper understanding of employees' needs

Employees can create up to three passports to cover their home working environment, office setting and a diversity one. So, it’s a solution that fits with the trend toward flexible and hybrid working.

Our profiles cover elements such as communication, workspace, and travel. We let employees self-disclose challenges, and where they do, we probe deeper. For example, we ask if people feel stressed or anxious while communicating. If the answer is ‘yes’, ClearTalents suggests things that might help, such as providing information in advance. The employee can tick adjustments they find helpful.

 

Display Screen Equipment Compliance (DSE)

An animated video walks employees through the optimal way to set up their workstation, they then complete the assessment to identify if any further support is required.

Workplace compliance: The Equality Act 2010

We’ve based ClearTalents on the nine protected characteristics in The Equality Act 2010, which makes it illegal to discriminate against someone because of their:

 

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or Belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation

 

Under The Equality Act 2010 employers have a legal responsibility to make Reasonable Adjustments that enable people to perform their roles.

 

What are reasonable adjustments?

A ‘reasonable adjustment’ is a change that an employer must make to remove or reduce a disadvantage related to an employee’s disability when doing their job.

 

It could relate to someone’s workstation. For example, an individual with arthritis may need a different type of keyboard or mouse if experiencing stiffness in their hands – or they may require voice dictation software, so they don’t need to type. Or it might be considering a phased return to work for someone who has experienced a long-term illness or has been on maternity leave.

 

ClearTalents includes built-in tips and guidance for employers.

 

We look beyond these legal requirements to create an inclusive workplace where everyone is welcome, heard, respected, valued, and achieves their full potential. It’s good for business because it promotes retention.

 

ClearTalents diversity profile encourages people to share their needs with you and offers tips on making reasonable adjustments so you can do so confidently. More importantly, the diversity passport establishes an open conversation between employees and employers.

 

In addition, it is scalable, giving HR managers access to dashboards so you can track your progress and see how many employees within your organisation have a profile. The level of adjustments required (which will vary from none to minor, moderate or substantive.)

 

You can easily identify how your organisation is performing in all areas of the profile, from communication to stress to their working environment. Stats are available to help identify areas the organisation is excelling and areas that require improvement.

By embedding ClearTalents within your organisation, it shows employees you’re committed to enabling them to be their best selves in your workplace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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