'Two Ticks' and 'Disability Confident' Guaranteed Interview Schemes

Emily-May Elder made this Freedom of Information request to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

Relevant Department: Human Resources

Background and Description of Request:

As you may be aware, in accordance with the former ‘Positive about Disabled People “Two Ticks” accreditation scheme’ and the current ‘Disability Confident’ accreditation scheme; employers who have signed up to these schemes must provide an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the vacant post, if they have requested an interview under either scheme, past or present.

The UK Government has stated its high hopes that the new ‘Disability Confident’ scheme will help reduce workplace barriers to disabled people and reduce the disability employment gap.

As such and because Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Council is a participant of the ‘Disability Confident’ scheme could you please inform me of the following:

• How many candidates have requested an interview under either scheme, for the time period January 2015 – January 2017?
• State the post applied for and please advise whether the candidate was successful in their application (the position applied for may be given a more generic title if this helps avoid identification of specific staff members and breach of the Data Protection Act 1998).
• State the total number of vacant posts advertised and subsequently filled, for the time period January 2015 - January 2017.

Example:

Job Title Administrator Teacher

Date XXXXXX XXXXXX

Interview provided under
‘Two Ticks’ or ‘Disability YES NO
Confident’ scheme?

Successful Outcome?
(Hired) YES YES

Please note that this request refers to candidates who apply for any position that could result in subsequent employment by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Council, and should therefore be inclusive of candidates from all branches of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Council E.g. Education, Care, Transport, Finance, Planning, Clerical/Administrative staff etc…

Further, in order for this information to be contextualised, could you please also tell me the following:
• As at January 2015, 2016, and 2017, how many employees did Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Council have?
• As at January 2015, 2016, 2017, how many disabled employees were employed by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Council?

Response:
Could this information please be sent to me via e-mail.

Yours faithfully,
Emily-May Elder

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Ms Elder,

Re: help desk request (ticket ref 2018011427000031)

Thank you for your recent request submitted under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please see the information requested
attached.

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Kind regards
Rebecca Macleod - CE

FOI Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
Web: [3]http://www..cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 0845 600 70 90 (Extension 211222)

- Emily-May Elder wrote:
Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

Relevant Department: Human Resources

Background and Description of Request:

As you may be aware, in accordance with the former ‘Positive about
Disabled People
“Two Ticks” accreditation scheme’ and the current ‘Disability Confident’
accreditation scheme; employers who have signed up to these schemes must
provide
an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the
vacant
post, if they have requested an interview under either scheme, past or
present.

The UK Government has stated its high hopes that the new ‘Disability
Confident’
scheme will help reduce workplace barriers to disabled people and reduce
the
disability employment gap.

As such and because  Comhairle nan Eilean Siar  Council is a participant
of the
‘Disability Confident’ scheme could you please inform me of the following:

• How many candidates have requested an interview under either scheme, for
the
time period January 2015 – January 2017?
• State the post applied for and please advise whether the candidate was
successful in their application (the position applied for may be given a
more
generic title if this helps avoid identification of specific staff members
and
breach of the Data Protection Act 1998).
• State the total number of vacant posts advertised and subsequently
filled, for
the time period January 2015 - January 2017.

Example:                                                    

Job Title                                          
Administrator                
                 Teacher

Date                                                        XXXXXX                
                             XXXXXX

Interview provided under
‘Two Ticks’ or
‘Disability                    YES                                
                   NO
Confident’ scheme?

Successful Outcome?
(Hired)                                                      
YES                
                                     YES

Please note that this request refers to candidates who apply for any
position that
could result in subsequent employment by  Comhairle nan Eilean
Siar  Council, and
should therefore be inclusive of candidates from all branches
of  Comhairle nan
Eilean Siar  Council E.g. Education, Care, Transport, Finance, Planning,
Clerical/Administrative staff etc…

Further, in order for this information to be contextualised, could you
please also
tell me the following:
• As at January 2015, 2016, and 2017, how many employees did  Comhairle
nan Eilean
Siar  Council have?
• As at January 2015, 2016, 2017, how many disabled employees were
employed by
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar  Council?

Response:
Could this information please be sent to me via e-mail.

Yours faithfully,
Emily-May Elder

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CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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Kind regards
Rebecca Macleod - CE

FOI Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
Web: [1]http://www..cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 0845 600 70 90 (Extension 211222)

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