Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion is important in every workplace. A diverse workforce can improve productivity as the range of employee perspectives increases creativity, leading to greater innovation and better problem-solving.

Patrick Thomson is a Policy Institute Director at the Shaw Trust. Prior to joining Shaw Trust, he worked for the Centre for Ageing Better. The Shaw Trust provide employment support for disabled people and help them overcome barriers preventing them from accessing work.

In this video, Patrick shares the value of hiring disabled and older people. He gives insights into implementing inclusive recruitment practices to widen talent pools and strategies for becoming an age and disability friendly employer.

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A diverse workforce can improve productivity as the range of employee perspectives increases creativity, leading to greater innovation and better problem-solving. Championing inclusive recruitment policies and providing equal opportunities to all employees is key for attracting and retaining top talent from a range of backgrounds. We heard from Patrick Thomson, Policy Institute Director at the Shaw Trust, about building age and disability inclusive workplaces.

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