29 September 2021
It’s not just about reasonable adjustments – Tony’s recruitment experience
At Anchor Hanover, we aim to be a great and inclusive place to work and that starts with recruitment. As part of National Inclusion Week 2021, Teagan Robinson, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager spoke with Tony Corner, about his recent recruitment experience as a person living with Parkinson’s disease.
I needed a new challenge and found it at Anchor Hanover
I have recently joined Anchor Hanover as a Relief Scheme Manager and it’s been such a great journey so far. From the very beginning, I felt welcomed into the organisation and felt like this was somewhere I could feel valued. I found my interview to be the right combination of challenging but enjoyable and that was because my interviewers we’re friendly and understanding.
I had made my Parkinson’s diagnosis known from the start of the recruitment process as I wanted to be open and honest – I’m so glad I did. I was assured that this wouldn’t be a disadvantage to my application, and I was asked from the beginning how the organisation can support me if I was successful in being offered a position. It was so great to know that my diagnosis wasn’t going to affect my application in any way.
Anchor Hanover scores full marks for making me feel valued
My manager, Nicola Berry, has been very supportive, I feel I’m trusted to do my job well. It’s not just about reasonable adjustments but it’s about the fact I feel respected as an individual. In terms of feeling valued, it’s full marks to Anchor Hanover and I would certainly encourage people I know to work at Anchor Hanover because I have felt so welcomed and understood.
I feel like Anchor Hanover actually does what they say they do
During my induction I was invited to a web call with the CEO, Jane Ashcroft, along with some other new starters which exhibited the strong company values of Anchor Hanover. It’s things like that introduction call that show that the organisation can and want to deliver on their values.
Tony Corner is a Relief Scheme Manager with Anchor Hanover