How to do accessible, inclusive recruitment

Harness the power of technology to support inclusive recruitment across your organisation

Get 10 training courses for the price of 8

To help you get even better value this year, we have a 10 for the price of 8 bundle on AbilityNet online training courses for you and your team to enjoy. 

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  • 10:00 - 12:00 BST
  • Wednesday 6 July 2022

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Length of course: 2 hours.

You may also be interested in our How to develop accessible, inclusive onboarding training course and our workplace services.

What will be covered

This course is part of a series during which AbilityNet’s workplace inclusion experts will discuss the importance of embedding inclusivity at every stage of employee journey, starting with the recruitment process. 

The recruitment process is the first impression most candidates will have of your organisation. According to Glassdoor, 76% of hiring decision makers say attracting quality candidates is their number one challenge. To attract the widest talent pool, you need to review each stage through the eyes of diverse candidates to make sure you are not inadvertently excluding anyone or giving them cause to decide against applying for your role.  

The course is interactive and practical and involves real life case studies and candidate feedback to help articulate the benefits and how technology can be used to help achieve this. Attendees will access and use AbilityNet’s employee inclusion journey GAP analysis to help them identify gaps in their own process and understand tech powered solutions that can help. 

This course will look at: 

All the stages of recruitment from job advertisement, to application process, to pre interview, the interview itself and offer stage.

Why you should attend

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the dos and don’ts of inclusive recruitment.
  • Understand the unintentional barriers we can create that reduce the pool of talent available to our organisations.
  • Identify areas for improvement in your own processes.
  • Harness the power of technology in supporting inclusive recruitment.
  • Implement immediate changes to help your recruitment processes cater to the widest audience.

Who is this training for?

Diversity and inclusion leaders, HR Directors, Hiring managers, line managers, and recruitment professionals.

Level of training

Suitable for experienced leaders in HR, recruitment, diversity and inclusion and also for those who are newer to this area.

Important information 

Class size: We limit the number of people on our training courses to ensure all attendees can engage with the presenter, ask questions and have an informative experience

What to bring: You will need a good internet connection, access to a laptop or desktop computer and to be able to open/use the Zoom platform without restrictions on your device

Location:  Online - this course is delivered via the Zoom platform


  • The course will be delivered with live captions
  • We can share slides in advance if required
  • A captioned recording with transcript will be shared with attendees after the live event

Why train with us?

97% of attendees rated our webinars and training ‘Excellent' or ’Good’ in 2019

Attendees will receive a link to the recording of the training to watch back at your leisure after the event. (And you’ll always have access to the latest advice as we will update the content on the link when the training is repeated in the future.)

What our previous attendees say about our training

"Very insightful and informative."  
"A well delivered and well-paced webinar. Liked the polls and colourful examples." 
“I’ve found the sessions useful in bringing the range of accessibility issues to our attention."

Meet our trainers

Adam Tweed, smiling at camera

Adam Tweed

Adam is AbilityNet's Innovation Consultant – Education & Workplace. With a BA in Film Studies, a BSc in Psychology and a career in IT in both the commercial and education sectors, Adam is a self-described jack-of-all-trades. The move to AbilityNet, initially as a DSA and Workplace Needs Assessor, combined both his passion for people and for technology and the intersection of the two. He is a lover of all things tech and the idea of technology as an experience; a seamless enhancement to ways of living and working that enables convenience, independence and a better quality of life. He firmly believes "if you can break it; it's been designed badly" and that “the best tech is the stuff you shouldn't need to think about.”

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Teresa Loftus

Teresa Loftus is an Assessment Team Manager, AbilityNet Assessment Services.  She has worked for AbilityNet since 2012 delivering workplace assessments and disabled student assessments. 
Teresa has a background in Assistive Technology (AT) training and support to students with a visual impairment in mainstream schools and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Ergonomics. She is National Association of Disability Practitioner (NADP) Accredited, has 20 years of AT experience and continuous professional development that supports a belief in Equality for all at work, home and in education. Teresa recognises that Assistive Technologies is forever evolving and improving so stays abreast of these through regular training events and research.
In her spare time, Teresa enjoys walking through glorious Gloucestershire and eating ice cream!