Today is 'Social Enterprise Day', part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Evenbreak is proud to be a social enterprise. But what does it mean? Well, a social enterprise is the same as any other business, but with two important differences: It exists to make the world a better place - socially, environmentally or bothMost or all … Continue reading Buying from Social Enterprises
Those who know Evenbreak well won't be surprised to learn that we are (and have been for many years) proud to be a Living Wage Employer. Fairness in the workplace is at the heart of everything we do. So what is the Living Wage? Well, unlike the Minimum Wage, or the 'National Living Wage', the … Continue reading Why Evenbreak is a Living Wage Employer
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
"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
People with dyspraxia have a lot to offer employers who know how to use their talents. Their strengths and challenges often make them determined, self-aware and empathetic. These are some ways to make recruitment more dyspraxia-friendly… Look for the skills and qualities most needed most for the role Evidence shows that people whose abilities are … Continue reading Supporting candidates and employees with Dyspraxia
dav [image description: Kiana, team member at Evenbreak, holding pen and notepad, looking at straight ahead and ready to work] The covid-19 pandemic has caused a complete overhaul of our usual routines. It is challenging how we, as a society, go about our daily lives whether it’s work or socialising or accessing healthcare services. But … Continue reading Covid 19 – A catalyst for changing our work systems?
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!
"We're at the very beginning of our journey, and really aren't very inclusive at all" This is what many employers say to me. It may be how you feel too. Perhaps you are new to diversity as a whole, or have previously focused mainly on race, gender and/or LGBTQ+. The idea of addressing disability equality … Continue reading Employers – You’re more inclusive than you think you are!
John Lewis Partnership logo The John Lewis Partnership boldly puts the happiness of Partners at the centre of everything it does. Read on to find out more about inclusion at the Partnership. Why is it important to the John Lewis Partnership to employ disabled people? People are our greatest resource! We very much want to … Continue reading Inclusion at John Lewis
A guest blog from internationally recognised expert in Neurodiversity, Professor Amanda Kirby CEO of Do-IT Solutions. About 1 in 8 people in the work place are thought to be Neurodiverse (ND). The term thought to be coined by Judy Singer, an Australian sociologist in the 1990s, recognises the fact that our brains (neuro-)naturally vary from … Continue reading Neurodiversity and the Workplace