Why Disabilities Aren’t Barriers to Success at Facebook

A blog from our friends at Facebook. “In August 2019, I woke up with a high pitched ringing in my ears that wouldn’t go away,” remembers Derek L., a software engineering manager at Facebook. “I went to a doctor, took a hearing test, and was told I had high frequency hearing loss.” After being fitted … Continue reading Why Disabilities Aren’t Barriers to Success at Facebook

The Importance of Creating an Accessible Candidate Journey

The importance of creating an accessible candidate journey Providing candidate support online to enhance their user experience from discovery and attraction right through to application and onboarding, is vital to obtain the very best skill sets for your business regardless of people disabilities and impartments.  Website accessibility and inclusion factors have never been more important … Continue reading The Importance of Creating an Accessible Candidate Journey

Evenbreak: The Year in Full

Like many of you, 2020 didn’t turn out the way we were expecting but it’s not all bad news. Here are some fun facts and silver linings to take away from 2020: 1. Working From Home: Making flexible and accessible working the new normal  Employers have realised it is possible to work from home effectively. By embracing this new way of working they access a larger pool of candidates who can already WFH. It … Continue reading Evenbreak: The Year in Full

Apprenticeships at ITV

(Please note: Here is a BSL version) (Please also note: some additional hints and tips for Evenbreak candidates at the bottom of this blog!) We’re the largest commercial broadcaster in the UK, Since 1955 we’ve made some of the best loved shows – some still going to this day. We’re also known for our advertising … Continue reading Apprenticeships at ITV

Inclusion at Leonard Cheshire

Leonard Cheshire supports individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Today we take a look at the working practices within the organisation itself. Why is it important to Leonard Cheshire to employ disabled people? Like all organisations it is desirable and incredibly valuable for our workforce to be … Continue reading Inclusion at Leonard Cheshire

Inclusion at Heathrow

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 Heathrow

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’?

10 Top Tips for Becoming Disability Confident

  The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace. It has three levels. Evenbreak was one of the first few organisations to achieve level 3 (leader). Essentially, being disability confident means removing barriers that disabled people might face. Here are our top tips: Know why … Continue reading 10 Top Tips for Becoming Disability Confident

How to Get Your Business Ready For Remote Workers that Includes Everyone

In today’s world, there is an opportunity to adopt a business model that includes almost any employee around the world. How? Through remote working. Remote workers are those who work outside of the office for a company. It can be at home, at a coffee shop, across the country, or even across the world. The … Continue reading How to Get Your Business Ready For Remote Workers that Includes Everyone

When is the right time to start employing disabled people?

When we talk to employers about employing disabled people, one of the first questions you often ask us is what you should put in place first. In some ways, that's an odd question, because you are almost certainly already employing disabled people. You just might not know. Most impairments (around 80%) are not visible, so … Continue reading When is the right time to start employing disabled people?