Inclusion at the FT

At the FT we want to create an environment where people can bring their authentic selves to work and feel valued. This very much includes engaging with disabled people and giving them confidence to apply.   Why is it important to your company to employ disabled people?   We recognise that having a diverse workplace is best … Continue reading Inclusion at the FT

Obesity Discrimination in the Recruitment Process

Obesity in the UK has arguably reached ‘epidemic proportions’, according to the Institute of Employment Studies (IES). The report outlines a clear correlation between stigma and obesity discrimination in the employment sector.  It’s a common belief that some employers regard obesity as a something that’s controllable. Meaning, through their own behaviour, people are inflicting a state … Continue reading Obesity Discrimination in the Recruitment Process

Is employer ignorance the biggest barrier to disability equality in the workplace?

Evenbreak employer PageGroup polled 1,000 business leaders to try and understand the perceived barriers they face when employing disabled people. The results show an astounding level of ignorance, and a major cause of the long-standing employment gap of 30% between non-disabled people in work (approx. 80%) and disabled people in work (approx. 50%). Their research highlighted the … Continue reading Is employer ignorance the biggest barrier to disability equality in the workplace?

Reach – Public Inclusion Commitments

Evenbreak employer Reach report on the external commitments they've made to inclusion so far. What: Three commitments we’ve made or pledges our leaders have signed, giving us a clear picture of what success looks like, and giving us external support and guidance along the way while also keeping us publicly accountable: ● The Valuable 500 … Continue reading Reach – Public Inclusion Commitments

Finding Allyship in Unexpected Places

Another great piece from Evenbreak employer, Meta. When Jeffrey S. lost 85% of his eyesight, he was just 19 years old. "I was in the army and was prescribed the wrong medication," he explains. "It was completely unexpected. I was told my eyesight would continue to deteriorate over time, and I didn't know what it … Continue reading Finding Allyship in Unexpected Places

Spotlight on Talent – Matt S

Another example of the wonderful talent to be found on Evenbreak! Introducing Matt S ... To find out more about Matt, we asked him a few questions…  Matt S What would be your dream role?  I’d like to be working in leadership development coaching or diversity and inclusion – my interest is very much about supporting … Continue reading Spotlight on Talent – Matt S

Ten Top Tips to find work if you’re disabled

As we know, it’s twice as hard to find paid, sustainable work if you are disabled than if you are non-disabled. Here are my top tips for finding work: 1. Identify your strengths If you are trying to sell a car, you need to know the good points (features and benefits) of what you are … Continue reading Ten Top Tips to find work if you’re disabled