The CII has partnered with Scope -- the disability equality charity -- to develop guidance on reporting and developing a diverse, inclusive working environment for people with disabilities.
The insurance sector must face up to the need to do more to ensure everyone has the same access to employment. Those working in this profession need to collect and report on their workforce's disability data so that bosses can identify how many staff identify as disabled and how their experiences compare with their colleagues.
Scope found many employers collect this data but few publish it publicly or use it to understand where disabled employees face barriers at work, or use this evidence to inform plans to become more inclusive organisations.
The charity stated that publicly reporting disability data will show disabled people that the insurance profession is committed to creating an inclusive environment for disabled people to work in.
The report explains how to collect data, what kind of information should be gathered, plus ways to support the career progression of disabled members of staff.
For more guidance on achieving an inclusive working environment for disabled people and to read the full report, visit: www.cii.co.uk/88063