Nowadays, workplace flexibility is nearly as important as salary for attracting top talent to business. But did you know that for people with long term health conditions and disabilities, flexible working is not just a perk, but is critical for finding and thriving in work?
At Astriid we connect individuals with long term conditions like fibromyalgia and Long Covid with flexible working opportunities.
But 86% of our candidates say that line managers and hiring managers have insufficient insight into how these invisible, energy-limiting conditions impact on working life. Sadly, this means that opportunities for inclusion through workplace flexibility are too often missed.
30% of the workforce will develop a long term condition by 2030. This is why, together with our partners at Advanced, we have launched a unique, accessible and affordable training solution that can equip your teams to deliver effective support to this key talent pool.
A 40-minute self-paced online learning resource that teaches the foundations of understanding and supporting people with long term conditions at work through different flexible working strategies.
The learning applies to energy limiting conditions like fibromyalgia, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as other invisible illnesses and disabilities. It is based on key principles of workplace adjustments and disability inclusion.
By the end of this course, you will have gained awareness of energy-limiting and other long term health conditions and insight into their impact on working life. You will have the knowledge and confidence to:
As a result you will be equipped to:
This learning is based on research about what people with long term conditions would like employers and line managers to know when they enter a job. It draws on our expertise in supporting people with long term conditions into work.
During the training you will hear from lived experience experts, in their own words, about how flexible working helps them to succeed at work.
This module combines video, interactive screens, and knowledge checks, providing a fully interactive learning experience. The associated audio will auto-play when the course is started, and every video is accompanied by Closed Captions. There is also a Dyslexia filter which can be applied to ensure that the learning is truly accessible.