On 27 January, we held an event bringing together FSCB members and other key stakeholders to discuss ways to improve the experience(s) and inclusion of employees with disabilities working in financial services.
FSCB data shows that employees with a disability respond substantially more negatively in our Employee Survey than those without, and particularly so on questions related to the impact of work on their wellbeing. In our latest Survey, 56% of those with a disability said they felt under excessive pressure at work, compared to 38% of those without a disability.
We are grateful to all our speakers for sharing their valuable and practical insights at this event; Adrian Ward from the Business Disability Forum; Ross Hovey from Lloyds Banking Group; Alia Cooper, from PurpleSpace and HSBC and Alison Scott from the Bank of England. We are also grateful to our own Senior Behavioural Scientist, Jenny Robinson, for a very informative presentation on the experiences and perceptions of those with disabilities working in the sector.
Access FSCB Presentation: Employees with disabilities: Evidence from the FSCB 2020 and 2021 Surveys
For anyone who has any difficulty with the PDF in accessibility readers, please let us know and we are happy to provide the presentation in an alternative format.
This is a conversation that we would very much like to continue with you and across our members. If you have any feedback on this event, or wish to find out more about working with the FSCB to assess and manage diversity and inclusion at your firm, or any other aspect of your organisational culture, please do get in touch.