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The Ability People- Inclusive Recruitment Agency

July 23, 2018

A Paralympic gold medallist has set up a recruitment firm to help close the “outrageous” gap in employment rates for disabled people.

Liz Johnson, who triumphed in the 100m breaststroke in Beijing in 2008, will also help place non-disabled job hunters.

Her business, the Ability People, is staffed entirely by people with disabilities. It focuses on the technology, engineering, software and human resources sectors.

The agency, in Newport, south Wales, already has agreements in place with Diageo, John Lewis and British Airways.

Johnson wants to reduce the 30 percentage points gap in the employment rate for disabled and non-disabled people. “It’s an outrageous figure,” said the 32-year-old.

“Many people living with disabilities would love to secure full-time work, but employees consciously and unconsciously discriminate against them when it comes to hiring decisions.”

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  1. July 23, 2018 8:26 pm

    Liz Johnson –

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/liz-johnson-692340168

    Education
    Swansea University
    BSc, Business Management with a specialisation in Finance

    RRRRReally

    So why start promoting a ‘business’ that… never mind not having a website… doesn’t even have a Fakebook page??

    AH! Found it! – from twit –
    https://twitter.com/lizjohnson_gb?lang=en

    has a post to –

    And there’s the link –
    https://www.theabilitypeople.com/

    Shame her specialisation wasn’t Marketing

    But then she was happy to promote ATOS in 2012 –

    .

    And the ATOS/CAPITA/BBC –
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07k7pql
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/raiseyourgame/sites/inspiration/futureheroes/pages/liz_johnson.shtml
    .

    https://www.theabilitypeople.com/consultants
    “Consultants”

    https://www.theabilitypeople.com/consultants/sam-hynd
    Sam Hynd – Bronze at ATOS 2012

    https://www.theabilitypeople.com/consultants/adil-ghani
    Adil Ghani – “It has led him to become a trustee for Panathlon Challenge”
    http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Accounts/Ends38/0001072638_AC_20160831_E_C.pdf
    Greater London Authority – £26,950
    Essex County Council – £6,000
    http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Accounts/Ends38/0001072638_AC_20150831_E_C.pdf
    Mayor of London – 2014/15 – £25,000 , 2015/16 – £26,950 , 2016/17 – £15,000

    https://www.theabilitypeople.com/consultants/mandip-sehmi
    Mandip Sehmi – playing wheelchair rugby for Great Britain in the 2012 ATOS Paralympics

    https://www.theabilitypeople.com/consultants/david-hill
    David Hill – Just before the swimming trials 2012 ATOS Paralympics, he suffered from appendicitis

    https://www.theabilitypeople.com/consultants/tania-gudka
    Tania Gudka – “Senior Commercial Relationship Manager at RBS, she devoted her talent and energy to helping individuals and businesses grow.”
    https://www.ft.com/content/5db820dc-186d-11e8-9376-4a6390addb44
    https://www.theguardian.com/business/royalbankofscotlandgroup
    ATOS-RBS –
    https://www.scotsman.com/business/atos-secures-163-40m-it-contract-1-783183
    “Other Scottish contracts already won by the group – which was created in 2000 by the merger of French company Atos and Dutch outfit Origin, a subsidiary of Philips – include Royal Bank of Scotland, FirstGroup, Stagecoach and the Scottish Government.”

    https://www.theabilitypeople.com/consultants/fran-bateman
    Fran Bateman – “she works with The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust”
    http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Accounts/Ends29/0001128529_AC_20170331_E_C.pdf
    £££
    Black Country Consortium – Through the ***DWP*** Flexible Support Fund

    Centrepoint , Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys , St. James’s Place Foundation , Leeds City Council , Sport England , UK Sport , National Citizens Service

    https://www.theabilitypeople.com/consultants/fran-whitaker
    Fran Whitaker – I retired a mere 7 months before the (ATOS) 2012 Games.

    https://www.theabilitypeople.com/consultants/ryan-jermin
    degree in Archaeology – junior black belt in karate

    https://www.theabilitypeople.com/consultants/samantha-coates

    Last and least –
    https://www.theabilitypeople.com/consultants/Director
    Steve Carter – Director (Asian Operations) and Managing Director (Australia) – ADIA (now Adecco).
    http://independentjobs.independent.co.uk/job/7970086/first-line-support-analyst/
    “Adecco UK Ltd is delighted to be working in partnership with ATOS”

    https://www.paralympic.org/news/adecco-pushes-diversity
    https://www.paralympic.org/the-ipc/partnerships/atos

    .

    Actions speak louder than BS.

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