It’s important that disabled candidates have the same opportunities to shine in the recruitment process as everyone else. Most won’t need any particular adjustments, but they should have the opportunity to ask, without feeling it will disadvantage them in any way. It’s about removing barriers that may prevent them from performing at their best. Most … Continue reading How to make your interviews accessible
Won’t employing disabled people hold us back? Evidence shows that disabled people are, on average, just as productive as non-disabled people. We have less time off sick, fewer workplace accidents and stay in their jobs longer. Having a diversity of thought can challenge ‘group think’ and enable creativity and innovation. And having internal intelligence can … Continue reading Answers to the questions you really want to ask!
"We're at the very beginning of our journey, and really aren't very inclusive at all" This is what many employers say to me. It may be how you feel too. Perhaps you are new to diversity as a whole, or have previously focused mainly on race, gender and/or LGBTQ+. The idea of addressing disability equality … Continue reading Employers – you’re more inclusive than you think you are!
When hiring managers are looking to fill a position, and say they want "talent", what they often mean is "I want someone who has done this identical job in an identical organisation so I won't have to train them". Other things they think they want are "relevant experience", "culture fit" and "easy hires". In the … Continue reading What kind of talent are you really looking for?
A guest blog from internationally recognised expert in Neurodiversity, Professor Amanda Kirby CEO of Do-IT Solutions. About 1 in 8 people in the work place are thought to be Neurodiverse (ND). The term thought to be coined by Judy Singer, an Australian sociologist in the 1990s, recognises the fact that our brains (neuro-)naturally vary from … Continue reading Neurodiversity and the Workplace
Although our focus is primarily on disability at Evenbreak, we recognise the importance of 'intersectionality'. Disability doesn't discriminate; it affects people of all skin colours, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, cultures, ages and so on. Our own team reflects our values around diversity and inclusion. We are all disabled (as a social firm, it's a condition … Continue reading Disability Doesn’t Discriminate (and we don’t, either!)
Today's candidate 'under the spotlight' is Andrew. As you will see, his immense skills are augmented by a great sense of humour! What kind of role would your skill-set and experience make you ideally suited for? Essentially my education propels me towards managerial roles and my experience is mostly within sales, with some managerial and … Continue reading Spotlight on Talent – Andrew
Scales of justice Under the Equality Act 2010, disability is a protected characteristic. This means that employers are not able to discriminate against any employee, job applicant or contractor based on a disability, a perceived disability, or the disability of someone they are associated with. If you have a disability, and your employer is aware … Continue reading How to deal with disability discrimination at work
Today we'd like to tell you a little bit about another talented Evenbreak candidate - Vicky. Vicky is looking for a role as a book editor and has extensive experience as a sub-editor working for both newspapers and magazines. Known as a fast and meticulous 'safe pair of hands', she is a quick thinker who … Continue reading Spotlight on Talent – Vicky
WCAG 2.1 AAA logo Hopefully you have seen that the Evenbreak job board has moved to a fantastic new platform! As ever, there is a back story to this … When we started Evenbreak in 2011, web accessibility wasn’t generally considered important. However, it was crucial to us and our audience of disabled people. In fact, … Continue reading How Accessible is your Careers Site?