"Work That Works" on pink background There has been much excitement (including from me) that working from home may become more commonplace after the Covid-19 crisis, opening up opportunities for more disabled people. At Evenbreak, a specialist online job board run by and for disabled people, we have all been working from home since long … Continue reading Flexible Working is more than just Working from Home
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’?
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
I recently read an article that made me grin. Dustin Maynard entitled his article 'The Secret to Disability Inclusion'. It made a strong impression because everything he said was just so darn true. Disability inclusion isn't as complicated as people think. Focus on what people can do, rather than what they can't. Look for strengths … Continue reading Empowering Abilities – What you need to know
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