Businesses often talk about wanting to recruit from the biggest possible pool of talent, yet many disabled people continue to face barriers throughout recruitment processes – there remains a pool of untapped talent. We will spend the morning exploring challenges, best practice and hearing from business and disabled people about their experiences of recruitment. Untapped Talent will give you ideas on attracting and recruiting talented disabled people that will benefit your business.
About the Speakers:
Laura McGowan holds the position of Group Head of People at MediaCom North with responsibility for approximately 500 staff across 5 offices. With 18 years of HR experience gained across a variety of sectors, Laura heads up the People team who are responsible for delivering on all employee related activity as well as driving initiatives relating to Diversity and Inclusion, Wellbeing, Mental Health and Future Talent. The focus that MediaCom North have put on D&I activity, in particular around Neurodiversity, has been award winning so far with the business having been awarded the “British Dyslexia Association Organisation Award 2018” for the recognition and adjustments made to embrace a diverse workforce both currently and into the future. Outside of work, Laura is a keen traveller, reader and enjoys watching sport – particularly if the mighty Leicester City are playing!