Disability in the Workplace

2022 marks CMI’s 75th anniversary. To highlight this milestone, we are exploring what best practice looks like in Modern Management. Our focus is on the barriers that remain for including and maximising talent in the workplace, and how - as managers and leaders, we can take steps to overcome them.

One area that we are researching is disability in the workplace.

Disability Discussion Paper

Disability in the Workplace

Disabled people face clear barriers to success in work.

  • Disabled people have lower employment rates
  • Disabled people are less likely to work as managers, directors and senior officials or in professional occupations than non-disabled people
  • Disabled people also continue to face a higher risk of being long-term unemployed which can reduce employability as it impacts on skills and knowledge
  • When in employment, there is a clear pay gap between disabled and non-disabled employees.

In our discussion paper, Disability in the Workplace, we take a look at the findings from our research and the steps managers and leaders can take to create truly inclusive workplaces.

Read the discussion paper

How CMI can help

Managing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (Level 5)

This CMI qualification is designed for practising middle managers and leaders. It aims to enable understanding of the business case for equality, diversity and inclusion and the role of managers in creating inclusive cultures.

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Community and Regional Networks

Have your voice heard on important matters like workplace inclusivity through CMI’s community networks. These are made up of passionate individuals who come together to advocate for real change in their organisations and industries.

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