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At Be #PeopleSmart Ltd we support organisations of all sizes from all sectors, both private and public, to consider the needs of employees and customers. In turn those organisations can maximise productivity and customer loyalty. In short, we enable you to put people first.

The services we offer empower you and your business to become disability smart. However, it’s not really about disabilities, it’s about people, and we believe it’s important to always see the person first and the value they bring; particularly as disabilities often offer added strengths and because accessible solutions and services benefit us all.

Whether you already have a diversity & inclusion strategy and want to develop your disability inclusion focus, if you aren’t sure where to start or if you simply care about putting people first; our wide range of services will make it possible for you to achieve your objectives and more.

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Myth Busting – It could be a sign, but maybe not? Be #PeopleSmart

Jodie Greer, Founder of Be #PeopleSmart, chats with Simon Houghton, Management Consultant and Deaf Awareness Campaigner, about – well – deaf awareness of course. Simon, who is deaf, shares some of his own experiences and how that lead him to launch a very successful deaf awareness campaign, with training, during the pandemic. Among other things Jodie and Simon aim to dispel the myths that: "Captions meet the needs of all deaf people"; and "All deaf people use sign language". Jodie also talks about a great article by Rachel Zemach, about why she has given up speaking when out with her friends – once you've heard why it was one of a few lengthy articles Jodie read to the end, and then shared, you can check it out for yourself https://www-huffpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.huffpost.com/entry/coda-deaf-perfect-speech_n_624b2290e4b068157f7ac51f/amp (I'm Deaf And I Have 'Perfect' Speech. Here's Why It's Actually A Nightmare. | HuffPost (ampproject.org)). So, if you want to effectively communicate with all of your family, friends, colleagues, employees and customers, this episode could make all the difference.
  1. Myth Busting – It could be a sign, but maybe not?
  2. Myth Busting – Workplace adjustments aren't solely for disabled people
  3. Myth Busting – The Truth Behind Accessible Marketing
  4. Neurodiverse, Not Neurodiverse-ish – Part 2
  5. Inclusive Wellbeing

Do you have a diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy?

It is often found that even with the best intentions there is a core strand of D&I that does not get enough focus and that is disability inclusion (DI).  It can sometimes be difficult to admit to ourselves there is more we need to do, however that’s how progress is made and making a commitment to make improvements where they are needed demonstrates genuine care. You cannot have true D&I without the DI.

Are you confident you are reaching the best talent?

If you aren’t recognised as a disability inclusive business you may well find people are choosing not to do business with you and similarly choosing to offer their talents elsewhere.  Don’t miss out to your competitors, take proactive action today to ensure you are people smart.

Have your employees and customers got access to all of the tools and services they need?

Proactively designing solutions and services, both technical and physical, with accessibility in mind will set you up for success and ensure you aren’t missing out commercially; this also means you will not be seeing increased costs in retrofits or even litigation.

Even with the best intentions there will always be some individuals who require an adjustment and often these are at little or no cost.  Are you equipped to manage these requests? 

If you recognise some opportunities for improvements and would like to understand how, Be #PeopleSmart can set you up for success.

Let’s make change together.

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