How Form3 is shaping a more inclusive future for people with disabilities

ESG· 4min March 31, 2023

I’d hope by now you’re all aware of the MANY advantages of building a diverse workforce, these are well documented, and research is undeniable!  

One of the frustrations I’ve witnessed in the technology space over recent years is the narrow DEI&B strategy businesses often take. Often the focus is on gender diversity, meaning these businesses place less emphasis on building a more diverse team in other areas, such as: race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status and background, sexual orientation etc. 

 In this blog, I wanted to focus on ‘disability’ from my own personal and professional perspective as this is one area of DEI&B that I don’t feel gets the attention it so clearly deserves. I will discuss the main benefits Form3 offers which I believe make Form3 a top employer for people with disabilities.   

Personal (I’ll keep it brief) 💪

It’s not something I am fully comfortable talking about, but I am disabled! Around 10 years ago I had a serious spinal surgery (I’ll spare you the gory details). This unfortunately left me with mobility issues. I’m lucky enough to not need a wheelchair day-to-day and can walk short distances unaided but everyday tasks I once took for granted are now a challenge. 


Prior to my operation I was training to be a P.E teacher, for obvious reasons I needed to change my career aspirations. I was lucky enough to secure a graduate recruiter role at Hays. Kudos to Hays, choosing a recent graduate who had only just got out of hospital and was re-learning to walk (on crutches) over the massive pool of other great candidates. I instantly fell in love with the world of recruitment and haven't looked back since. 

After working in both corporate and boutique recruitment agencies for several years, I decided to move in-house joined Form3 in my first ever internal role. This is where the real journey began, and I have now been heading up the awesome Talent Team for close to 5 years! 

Disability & Inclusion at Form3:

Working in the recruitment industry, the companies I have worked for have been very understanding and supportive. It certainly wasn’t easy building a career in an industry with very little physically disabled employees but in general I have no complaints.  

However, it was only when I joined Form3 that I realised what a truly inclusive business should look like, and it changed my life. Although being inclusive stretches far beyond employee benefits, I wanted to concentrate on these: 

  1. Remote-First 🏡 

As someone who is physically disabled, this was a game changer. This not only reduces the stress/challenge of traveling to work/back, but it means I can work in an environment I’m truly comfortable in. Form3 has never forced to travel and when I do, they are always amazing when it comes to travel arrangement and accessibility in general.  

  1. Flexible Working 2.0 🚶‍♂️ 

The flexibility you get at Form3 is so good that I often find it challenging to explain as I worry that I won’t do it justice. In my opinion you need to witness it first-hand! The flexibility enables me to book doctors/physio appointments at any time of the day, I don’t even need to check my diary. For me personally, I also like to work my diary around short walks in the day for my physical/mental wellbeing. 

  1. Health & Wellbeing Allowance 🏋️‍♂️ 

We have a flexible H&W allowance, which in my opinion works well as, let’s face it, we all have different requirements and needs. For me, I was able to use the allowance to build a home “gym” which I use for physiotherapy. I’ve also bought an apple watch to track my activity levels (steps etc). 

  1. Home Office Allowance 💻 

Linked to remote-first, building an environment you feel comfortable in becomes even more important when you’re physically disabled. I’ve been able to kit out my home office with a sit-stand desk, second monitor, comfortable chair etc. 

As a recognised ‘disability confident employer’ Form3 continue to look at what other benefits we can offer to support this group of employees. As a Talent Team, we’re also targeting ourselves on hiring more disabled individuals, I’ll save the “how” for my next blog I think 😉  

If you would like to hear more about Form3 and the benefits of working here, please do contact me directly via email,, or connect with me on LinkedIn.

Written by

Sean Hynan Head of Talent