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?
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’?
Savvy employers are very aware there's a skills shortage. They're aware they need a wider talent pool to recruit from. And they're aware that a diverse workforce is a good thing for business. So, what holds employers back from taking action? Changing the way they recruit? Tapping into new pools of talent? Here are 3 … Continue reading “I want to be an inclusive employer and recruit disabled people BUT…”
Flexible working used to be something that only Mums requested after maternity leave. They were usually turned down. And they were respected less for having the gumption to ask for it: A death knell in the corporate world, as it were. Now, employers are fast cottoning on to the massive benefits for their organisations. … Continue reading Flexible working – the benefits for business
As a new member of the Evenbreak team, I am on a steep diversity and inclusion learning curve. Although years of nursing experience has given me a great start, I didn’t know how much there still was to learn. This means that equality and inequality in the workforce are pretty much all I talk about … Continue reading I consider inequalities (but only if they affect me)
We advise employers to make their recruitment processes as accessible as possible, but do we practice what we preach? Here is the process we used in our recent hiring round, looking to fill two roles. As a small social enterprise aimed at improving disability inclusion in the workplace, we have a policy of only employing … Continue reading Evenbreak’s Own Recruitment Process
Here at Evenbreak, we talk about diversity, inclusivity and overcoming barriers daily. But how do employers keep disability awareness up front? Writing a job advert that appeals to disabled candidates is a great place to start! Employing disabled people means your workforce is far more likely to gain insight and understanding. It's far more likely to talk … Continue reading 5 Tips to Make Your Job Adverts More Inclusive
Do you care about maintaining standards in the nursing and midwifery professions? Do you care about people, fairness and transparency? Then you should join the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Fitness to Practise panel. The Nursing and Midwifery Council regulates nurses and midwives in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We exist to protect the public, … Continue reading Show how much you care about healthcare.
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I was very proud to be asked to speak at the recent launch of the Southern Top Fifty Inclusive Employers event at Bloomberg. A number of people have asked for the transcript of my speech, so I've reproduced it here. "I'm thrilled to be here! Inclusion is to be celebrated, and what better way to … Continue reading Inclusive Top 50 Employers