Astriid, the UK charity which matches talented chronically ill people with inclusive work opportunities, is delighted with the success of Advanced after its partnership with the firm garnered a prestigious awards nomination.
Astriid partnered with Advanced late last year in a trailblazing initiative to help the British software company tap into the Invisible Talent Pool and access recruits who are affected by disability or chronic illness – including long-Covid. Astriid’s Invisible Talent Pool experts work closely with Advanced to identify suitable vacancies and help its HR team to identify where reasonable adjustments can be made to better support candidates living with chronic conditions. This partnership has seen Advanced nominated in the Diversity in Tech category of the 2022 British Diversity Awards.
Steve Shutts, Charity CEO said, “We are delighted that our partnership with Advanced has been recognised and helped them to this award nomination. We have worked closely with them for several months and have seen first-hand their commitment to diversity and the strides forward they continue to make.”
Simon Short, chief operations officer at Advanced said: “Astriid was set up by my former colleague and long-time friend, David Shutts, and in my extra-curricular role as current chair of the charity Astriid, I am passionate about continuing the legacy of this remarkable man.
“Work is about so much more than simple renumeration for many people. Having a daily routine and a genuine purpose, the responsibilities and activities of work provide structure, value and meaning, challenges and rewards, and can also be a distraction from the other challenges they face day-to-day.”
The British Diversity Awards promote the values of equality, diversity and inclusion by rewarding those individuals, organisations and unsung heroes who help to make the world and the workplace a better place for others. This year’s ceremony will take place on Thursday 10 March, 2022 in London.
To find out more about Astriid’s work, visit: www.astriid.org