The UK recruitment industry needs to take urgent action to improve recruitment websites to make them accessible and welcoming for all users. This is the main finding of a report published recently, aimed at provoking the recruitment industry into ‘getting its Equality Act together’.

‘Recruitment Equality – Accessibility, Equality and Diversity on Recruitment Websites’ is the outcome of a study by Anne Tynan, an HR Equality & Diversity specialist. Over a three-month period, Anne screened a cross-sectoral selection of 300 recruitment websites and analysed the results.

The report found that 54% of websites failed to provided Accessibility features for disabled people and failed to provide an information in about Equality or Diversity policies.

Even more worryingly 97% of the recruitment websites failed to provided and Equality or Diversity information about their Application & Recruitment procedures or Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

‘Recruitment Equality’ provides an insight into the recruitment industry’s standpoint on equality issues. To say that there is room for improvement could possibly prove to be one of the greatest understatements of 2011.