Finding Allyship in Unexpected Places

Another great piece from Evenbreak employer, Facebook. 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

Quick and dirty guide to inclusive terminology

Worried about saying the wrong thing? Accidentally offending someone? You're not alone. The problem is that we can avoid the subject of disability altogether rather than risk using inappropriate terminology. The most important thing is intention. Intending to be supportive and accidentally using the wrong word is more likely to be forgiven if the positive … Continue reading Quick and dirty guide to inclusive terminology

Disabled women in engineering – Ros’s story

Group of engineers in front of construction site Ros has worked in the rail sector for years and has always been a role model for gender diversity. Over time she’s also acquired a physical impairment, which has caused her to experience considerable barriers in the workplace. She has taken these challenges in her stride and … Continue reading Disabled women in engineering – Ros’s story

Answers to the questions you really want to ask!

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!

Vlog 2 – You are a premium candidate!

Most disabled people, employers and the world at large, don't know that diversity can bring extra skills to the workplace. Watch our video to find out what additional skills you bring and how to market those to a potential employer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWWgAiBdRKE&t=1s Now that you know how invaluable you are, find your next job here. SHARE THIS: … Continue reading Vlog 2 – You are a premium candidate!

“Sorry, we are ‘doing race’ this year…”

I got asked an interesting question this week:  “How do disabled candidates feel about seeing employers publicising work relating to other areas of inclusion… say the race pay gap or work on LGBTQ?” The simple answer is that it depends on the individual. But it raises some interesting questions. Without working within an organisation, we … Continue reading “Sorry, we are ‘doing race’ this year…”

Disability and the NHS – it isn’t just about the patients

When you work for the NHS you are taught that you don’t matter. Patients come first. But what makes the NHS remarkable isn’t its size or the ethos of healthcare for all (although that’s hard to beat). It’s the people who work in it. They are remarkable. And it wasn’t until I left, that I … Continue reading Disability and the NHS – it isn’t just about the patients

Housing Association giant L&Q commits to disability inclusion with Evenbreak

L&Q has partnered with two leading not-for-profit organisations to ensure it is offering the best service to its disabled staff and residents. As part of their disability inclusion initiative, L&Q will work with Evenbreak, to reach and retain more talented disabled people. L&Q is also working with disability charity Scope to develop housing advice content for its … Continue reading Housing Association giant L&Q commits to disability inclusion with Evenbreak

How wise is recruiting for ‘culture fit’?

I hear so many recruiters say they are looking for 'culture fit' when assessing candidates. Is this wise? In my experience, very rarely. Culture is defined as "the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs of a particular group of people at a particular time" in the Cambridge English Dictionary. Or, put more … Continue reading How wise is recruiting for ‘culture fit’?