Exploring disabled workers' experiences of remote and hybrid working

Month: June 2023

Making remote and hybrid working more inclusive

Dr Calum Carson (Senior Research Associate for the Study) has written a guest article for our project partner the Work Foundation’s website, which you can find in full by clicking on this link. The article explores the origins of how the Inclusive Remote and Hybrid Working Study came to be, why it is so important to better understand disabled workers’ experiences of remote and hybrid working and what they need to make such models of work inclusive to their needs, and how you can get involved in the research and ensure that your voice is heard in our findings yourself.

The Work Foundation is a leading think tank for improving working lives in the UK. They believe everyone should have access to secure, rewarding and high-quality work, and deliver rigorous applied research to tackle structural inequalities in the labour market and improve working lives across the UK.

The research begins: survey now live!

Today we are launching the first stage of research for this study, in the form of a nationwide survey exploring disabled workers’ experiences of remote and/or hybrid working. The survey is open to all those with experiences of either, and can be found by clicking anywhere on this line.

The survey is open for completion by those who:

– Are aged 18 or older
– Identify as disabled and/or have a limiting long-term health condition
– Work in private/public/third sector organisations of varying sizes
– And have experiences of remote and/or hybrid working, regardless of present employment status.

We strongly encourage any and all those who fit this criteria to complete the survey, and/or share it with your own networks too: by participating, you are helping to identify how employers can make remote and hybrid working more inclusive of disabled workers’ needs. This is important to promote disabled workers’ recruitment, job retention and progression, and ensure that they are not left behind as the world of work continues to evolve and employers continue to make decisions now about future ways of working.

Thank you in advance for your support of this study, and we look forward to sharing the findings with you in due course!