What if your organisation no longer allowed a common adjustment – the wearing of glasses, contact lenses or laser eye treatment? Which of your star employees would struggle to do their best work? Who would you lose to your competitors?
Now think about the star employees you are currently losing if your line managers are not confident about the workplace adjustments process.
In a recent Lloyds Banking Group employee survey they found that 12,500 employees shared that they had a disability
, that's just over 20% of their 60,000 person workforce.
It was recently reported in People Management
that 2 out of 5 employees who have shared that they have a disability do not receive reasonable adjustments and less than half of line managers feel confident in supporting an employee with a health condition. Your culture could be different.
An effective, line manager led, workplace adjustments process is a competitive advantage that gives your organisation access to a talent pool that your competitors may be missing out on. It's one of the easiest wins to accumulate top talent. If you don't have a good workplace adjustments process employees leave. If you do have a good process, they stay.