At Sanofi, we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. Our people are our greatest asset, and we are very proud to have created a work environment that embraces individuality. We celebrate our differences and applaud imagination and innovation. Why is it important to Sanofi to employ disabled people? It is important to … Continue reading Inclusion at Sanofi
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
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?
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
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
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
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!
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!
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…”
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