"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?
Find out more about another talented Evenbreak candidate, David, here! David What kind of role would your skills-set and experience make you ideally suited for? I would be very interested in undertaking any kind of Trainer / Facilitator role particularly in the areas of education, training or employment support. I have vast experience in these … Continue reading Spotlight on Talent – David
Working at Heathrow isn't just for 'high flyers'! There is a whole range of exciting jobs available. Find out more about Heathrow as an employer from their answers to our questions here. Why is it important to Heathrow to employ disabled people? Diversity and inclusion is fundamental to Heathrow. Every day we welcome and look … Continue reading Inclusion at …