the Field's badges are earned icons that appear on an employer profile, and are there to show off an organisation's commitment to disability inclusive employment.
At the moment, there are four badges a company can earn on the Field:
- Defining Disability and Inclusion
- Disability-Inclusive Communication
- Disability-Inclusive Recruitment
- First on Field
- Disability-Inclusive Interviewing
Disability inclusive badging
The first 3 badges (Defining Disability and Inclusion, Disability-Inclusive Communication and Disability-Inclusive Recruitment) are our Foundation Workshops and are earned by completing the Field's learning workshops. Once an organisation has completed a workshop, they can display the relevant badge on their profile. You can find a small summary of each course below.
Defining Disability and Inclusion
This workshop explores the landscape of disability, including popular approaches and definitions, unconscious bias and misconceptions, and ways to implement positive change in the workplace.
This workshop focuses on the importance of disability inclusive communication, including how to have proactive conversations about disability and accessibility requirements, and some easy and practical steps to make information accessible for everyone in the workplace.
This workshop focuses on inclusive hiring practises, including recruitment and onboarding. It identifies potential employment barriers faced by people with disability, and highlights how the 6 key phases in a traditional recruitment process can be made more accessible and inclusive.
First on Field
The First on Field badge signifies that a company is one of the first organisations to have joined the Field. Assigned by the Field team, it is recognition of a company's early commitment to our job site, and to levelling up employment opportunities for people with disability.
The newest of the Field's badges, the Disability-Inclusive Interviewing badge is earned the same way as the Foundation badges, through the completion of the relevant learning workshop.
This two-part workshop focuses closely on the interviewing process to make it as disability-inclusive as possible. It includes the whole interview process, from pre-interview preparation to post-interview follow-ups, and helps employers to build confidence, accessibility, and inclusion in their interview processes.