Workplace Needs Assessment

Are you making the correct adjustments for your employees?

What is a Workplace Adjustment?

So, what are reasonable adjustments in the workplace? A workplace adjustment is any change to the way someone does their job to remove barriers for them. Quite simply, a workplace adjustment works to allow someone to do their job in the way that best suits them.

Why are Workplace Needs Assessments so important in the workplace?

Help your employees bring their whole authentic selves to work with a holistic workplace assessment.

A Workplace Needs Assessment is vital to ensuring your disabled or neurodivergent employees can perform their roles to the best of their abilities. It also helps employers understand what adjustments are available and how they can best support their employee(s).

They are also essential for organisations to meet their legal obligations (Equality Act 2010) to staff with disabilities, including long-term health conditions, mental health difficulties, neurodifferences, sensory difficulties, and physical impairments.

Organisations that provide Workplace Needs Assessments have also seen:

  • Higher recruitment and retention rates
  • Enhanced productivity
  • Reduced absenteeism

Our assessments provide you and your employee with detailed and comprehensive recommendations for adjustments to support your employee to be as safe, well, and effective as possible.

Who is Eligible for Workplace Adjustments?

All employees are eligible for workplace adjustments, including trainees, apprentices, contract workers, and business partners.

How Long Does an Employer Have to Make Reasonable Adjustments?

While there’s no official timeline to make reasonable adjustments, a ruling from the Court of Appeal in 2011 stated that reasonable adjustments need to be made as soon as an employer can take steps to avoid any relevant disadvantage to its employee.

Why Partner With Us?

Purple Background with text showing how many people and organisations we've supported. Also shares how many hours of training we've delivered. • Organisations supported: 1,500 + •Managers Supported: 2,800 + •Employees supported: 8,000 + •Hours of workplace strategy coaching delivered: 25,000 + •Hours of assistive technology training delivered: 22,000 + •Hours of disability awareness training delivered: 2,800 +

Organisations:

  • We’re industry-recognised experts and have partnered with a range of organisations to deliver their workplace adjustments.
  • We’re here to support the whole reasonable adjustment process. We can conduct the Workplace Needs Assessment and write the report, including providing recommendations, and we can then supply the recommendations. Recommendations might include assistive technology, training, and coaching.
  • Our team have years of experience and knowledge working with a range of disabilities and neurodifferences; therefore, we provide workplace adjustments for ADHD and autism workplace adjustments, as well as workplace adjustments for dyslexia, dyspraxia, Tourette’s, menopause, mental health, long-term health conditions, physical impairments, stress, and sensory impairment.
  • We’ll provide you with a dedicated client relationship manager who will be your main point of contact.

Individuals:

  • If you have a disability that affects your role, you can request adjustments with your organisations – you don’t need a diagnosis to request this.
  • We’re able to provide the Workplace Needs Assessment, or you can go through the Access to Work Scheme.
  • We can provide all the recommendations, including training and coaching!
  • Our reports are accepted by the Access to Work programme for funding consideration *nb). Funding is subject to approval by DWP.

Our Process

Our comprehensive and holistic Workplace Needs Assessments ensure that disabled or neurodivergent employees get the reasonable adjustments they need to help them be as productive and confident as possible. Find out more about our three-step process below:

1. Consultation - the assessment

Our first step is a detailed look at all areas of an employee’s role, including their:

  • Strengths.

  • Challenges.

  • Working environment.

  • Working practices.

This is bespoke to the employee. At times we might also speak to the line-manager, this just gives us a better picture of the working environment.

2. Report write up

Next, we make fully explained recommendations for reasonable adjustments, which could include:

  • Specialist equipment.

  • Assistive technology (hardware or software).

  • Training.

  • Coaching.

  • Changes to working practices and processes.

3. Support

We’ll then support both employer and employee through the whole adjustment process by providing:

  • The recommended reasonable adjustments including assistive technology, training and coaching.

  • Advice and guidance through the adjustment process.

  • Customer care and technical support.

  • If you’re an organisation you’ll also be provided with a dedicated Customer Relationship Manager.

Get in touch

If you already have an Access to Work Report and would like to speak to someone about recommendations, please get in touch via our Access to Work form.

    From the first contact, the team at neurobox worked quickly to understand our needs and completed a robust assessment and delivered a comprehensive list of “real life” achievable actions and recommendations – with timely support and guidance available from them when we needed it. We are thrilled to see our relationship with neurobox grow, and the positive impact this has on our people’s confidence and engagement in the workplace.”
    Virgin Atlantic Holidays