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
(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
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
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
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’?
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
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 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?
Here are 5 things you can do to make your workplace more accessible for disabled visitors. I love to travel and visit new people and places. Planning, not so much. When I am well, travel is my favourite past time. I rarely plan. When I am unwell, it becomes overwhelming and planning is essential. … Continue reading Want a welcoming workplace? Accessibility isn’t just about the physical building.
In this blog I described the recruitment process Evenbreak used in a recent hiring round. Any recruitment process can only really be evaluated by the outcomes it produces. In our case, we were aiming to attract a number of diverse candidates who had the qualities and strengths required to do the two roles we were trying … Continue reading The rewards of an open and flexible recruitment process