‘Disability … Testing … Recruitment’ – Ahead Conference

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We recently had the privilege of being part of an expert panel at AHEAD’s ‘Disability … Testing … Recruitment …’ employer event at the Law Society, Dublin.

“Strategies and Resources for Recruitment and Testing of Graduates with a Disability – Are you sure your testing is accessible?”

The focus of this event was on the assessment component of recruitment and the barriers posed by this process for many disabled applicants. Many companies use testing (in all its formats) as a component of the recruitment process and many more are moving towards using it.

We covered some interesting areas such as:

  • How much does the assessment really influence the overall decision to recruit or not to recruit?
  • How much should the assessment influence the overall decision to recruit or not to recruit?

Chaired by Carol Hunt, the expert panel comprised of Dr. Conor McGuckin – Selection by Design & TCD, Leslee Matthews – Enterprise Rent a Car, Haaris Sheikh – Interesource Group (Ireland) Limited & TCD, Louis Watters – WAM graduate and Katie Ridge – Barrister of Law.

Panel Discussion copyAn interactive session will follow an expert panel discussion covering several topics including:

  • How to test applicants with a disability legally
  • Planning for testing applicants with a disability
  • The testing environment/the test centre & testing procedures
  • Ensuring Deaf and Hard of Hearing Applicants are not discriminated against when using testing
  • Visible versus. perceived disabilities — how differences may affect the way you treat applicants
  • The real meaning of “reasonable accommodation” in relation to testing
  • Changes to ensure your testing is discrimination-proof – (Managing Disability/Accommodations)

If you are an employer and wish to know more about employment matters in general or with respect to graduates with disabilities or employing candidates who are deaf and hard of hearing contact us on 01 677 1957 or drop us an email: info@interesourcegroup.com