Recently research was done on how confidence can plan an important role in job opportunities, especially for disabled workers! What is thought-provoking about this particular study is that it brings together the perspectives of both sides of the employment cycle. This study highlights that our future workforce is contingent on educational equity and giving equal rights!
We have often heard that, when discussing disability inclusion in the workplace, the conversation just revolves around hiring practices within organizations. Do they have a history and proven track record in hiring candidates from diverse backgrounds? Are they intelligent with a disability? Very Less consideration is paid to the basic psychology of the disabled applicants themselves. Habitually assumptions are made that those who wish to work will always introduce themselves but may just have to work harder and wait a little longer to find the right kind of open employer.
Though, what happens when the world is turned upside down, as it was in 2020, and in the midst of the disturbance of mass unemployment, job seekers with incapacities realize that due to Covid-19, they are likely to find themselves in the circumstantial. The waiting list in a hugely more competitive job market?
Furthermore, in terms of employment, the biggest risk may be that disabled jobseekers simply lose hope and begin to believe that they are working in a hostile environment, where meeting their needs has become a priority amid the looming economic turmoil. The ordinary significance of losing confidence in the job market is simply decreasing back into the social well-being system, believing that jobs simply do not exist. If handicapped contenders become less visible in the job market, this muscle memory can be lost quickly and the inclusion of a disability results in a relapse of a significant number of years.
To meet the challenges ahead, Mr, Leonard Cheshire called on the UK government to initiate a number of important measures. These include improvements to youth employment programs, such as the Kickstart scheme and mandatory employer reporting on employment rates and wages for disability. These programs will not only boost confidence but it will also generate job opportunities for them as well. While, People with disabilities had been asking for more flexible homework for many years but before Covid-19, since these represented non-typical, untested work patterns, employers were reluctant to give it that way.
Though, the pandemic has proven to be a massive global experiment imposed on domestic work. There must now be a justified hope that disabled workers will take advantage of employers, and finally understand through experience, that telecommuting can be both time-efficient and highly productive. Now, let’s see how things will get better for disabled job seekers in the coming years, as we have started working from the comfort of home. Thoughts? Any story to share related to your struggle? Comment below and let us know!