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Disability Guidelines (UK)

UK Disability Guidelines - Information For Employers And Recruiters

As part of our commitment to improving diversity in the workplace, we provide organisations with tools and information to help them recruit and retain disabled talent. 

This section of our website gives guidance to UK based employers who use assessments in recruitment or employee development. All recommendations are best practice suggestions and need to be tailored to the individual candidate. If there is any uncertainty you should always seek independent legal advice.

If you have been asked to take an assessment as part of a recruitment or development process, please contact the organisation concerned for more information.

It is every employer’s responsibility to consider whether a disabled candidate is disadvantaged in a selection process and what reasonable adjustments to the process, if any, can be made. Candidates should themselves be given an opportunity to say what adjustments they might need. The more information you have, the better you will be able to use our guidance to choose the most appropriate adjustment(s).

We can help you to make adjustments to our tools and assessments but it is your responsibility to identify the disabled candidate’s requirement, and the most appropriate adjustment to reduce his or her disadvantage.

Top Tips

  • Plan ahead – what are the adjustments likely to be?
  • Communicate – express your commitment to fair selection and invite the candidate to discuss this with you
  • Educate – make sure you know how to translate the information into the appropriate adjustment
  • Prepare – have a process ready to put the adjustments in place
  • Support – know where to go for help

On this site, you’ll find additional information about definitions of disability, resources around the Equality Act 2010 or find answers to FAQs on disability guidelines. You can also learn about our commitment to accessibility on Client Systems as well as our research work on disability and assessments.