Exciting News! The next Evenbreak event!

Opening Doors: Inclusive Recruitment and Selection

Thursday 28th May, hosted by EY, One More London Place, London

Evenbreak is holding a unique event, kindly sponsored by EY, exploring best practice in using inclusive recruitment to attract the very best talent from an often over-looked pool – disabled people. If you are a Director of HR, Recruitment or Corporate Social Responsibility in a business who understands the advantages of employing disabled people, you will:

  • Hear about leading edge best practice from acknowledged experts in inclusive recruitment, such as Dawn Milman-Hurst (Equal Approach), Susan Scott-Parker and Tracey Abbott (Business Disability Forum) and Jane Hatton (Evenbreak)
  • Learn about the successful implementation of various inclusive recruitment strategies from employers including Eversheds, BBC and EY
  • Be involved in an exciting and interactive Forum Theatre session with disabled actors, exploring the practical implementation of best practice
  • Network and share best practice with other senior professionals from companies who are also taking this issue seriously
  • Take away real, practical ideas that you can start to implement straight away

Speakers include:

Dawn Milman-Hurst (CEO, Equal Approach). After an illustrious career within HR, Dawn created Equal Approach, an organisation specialising in supporting organisations from a wide range of industries to remove barriers in order to attract, recruit, recognise and retain candidates with difference. Her expertise has won her a number of prestigious awards, including being recognised as one of the top 100 disability influencers in the UK in the inaugural 2015 Disability Power List.

Susan Scott-Parker OBE (Founder and Chief Executive, Business Disability Forum). Business Disability Forum (BDF) is the world’s leading employers’ organisation working to the mutual benefit of business and people with disabilities. Susan has an international reputation as an authoritative advocate for the business advantages of disability confidence and leads Business Disability Forum’s global Technology Taskforce. Susan was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2000.

Tracey Abbott (Special Recruitment Adviser, Business Disability Forum). With over two decades experience in recruitment, Tracey is recognised as a leading authority. She helps Members increase uptake of disabled talent whilst removing barriers. Tracey delivers external audits of recruitment best practice to both public and private sector organisations and also develops and implements bespoke recruitment tool kits, best practice guides and training.

Jane HattonM.Sc FCIPD FRSA (Founder/Director, Evenbreak). Jane founded Evenbreak in 2011 to help inclusive employers attract more talented disabled candidates. Evenbreak is a multi award-winning not-for-profit specialist job board, run by and for disabled people. Jane was runner-up as Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2014, and a Finalist in the Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 award. She runs Evenbreak lying flat with a laptop suspended above her due to a degenerative spinal condition which makes sitting, walking and standing difficult.

Simon Minty (Founder and Managing Director of Sminty). Sminty Ltd works with larger organisations in the UK and worldwide on mainstreaming disability equality. Simon is well known for his experience and passion in the field of disability, as well as his creative endeavours on stage, in print and on TV.  He will be expertly running a session called “Acting on Disability” which uses actors to play out scenarios designed to address issues around accessibility and inclusion. All the actors have the condition/disability in the scene so can step out of character and talk about personal experiences. 

The conference is being sponsored by EY, a global Professional Services firm which prides itself on attracting and developing diverse teams to support their clients, and organised by Evenbreak – the UK’s first specialist not-for-profit job board run by disabled people for disabled people, helping inclusive employers attract more talented disabled candidates.


9.30am                       Arrivals and coffee

10.00am                     Welcome and introduction  – Jane Hatton, Evenbreak

10.30am                     Employer story – EY

10.45am                     Inclusive Attraction Strategies – Dawn Milman-Hurst, Equal Approach

                                   Employer stories – BBC and Eversheds

11.30am                     Break

11.45am                     Breaking Down Barriers – Susan Scott-Parker and Tracey Abbot, BDF

12.30pm                     Lunch

1.30pm                      Acting on Disability (Forum theatre)  – Simon Minty and cast from Sminty

3.00pm                      Break

3.15pm                      Questions to panel (previous speakers)

3.45pm                       Final words, thanks and call to action – Jane Hatton

4.00pm                     Close

£395 + VAT per delegate (early bird price £245 + VAT available until May 14th)

In order to secure your place onto this amazing conference, please email Jane at janeh@evenbreak.co.uk if you would like to be invoiced. Otherwise, please book here.

Joining instructions will be sent to you prior to the conference. We look forward to seeing you there!

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