From Autism to Dyslexia to Depression: Finding Support at Facebook

A blog from our friends at Facebook “I have dyslexia and autism. It’s something that’s not obvious to others, but it’s significantly important,” shares Andrew S., a manager on the Workplace team at Facebook. "Growing up, I was defined by certain stereotypes that come along with this, like being a bad kid or a bad … Continue reading From Autism to Dyslexia to Depression: Finding Support at Facebook

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

Inclusive Meetings – Deep Dive

Online meetings, training and workshops are increasingly becoming the new normal, and as much as organisations adapt and embrace new technologies, we still need to be committed to being inclusive in our approach. In part 1 we highlighted inclusive practices, and both pre and on-call etiquette, for all meeting organisers and facilitators to be aware of. In … Continue reading Inclusive Meetings – Deep Dive

Making online meetings inclusive

Man attending online meeting Online meetings, training and workshops are increasingly becoming the new normal, and as much as organisations adapt and embrace new technologies, we still need to be committed to being inclusive in our approach. This blog seeks to address some of the challenges faced by disabled people towards ensuring everyone is able … Continue reading Making online meetings inclusive

Buying from Social Enterprises

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

Why Evenbreak is a Living Wage Employer

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

Disabled women in engineering – Ros’s story

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

Flexible Working is more than just Working from Home

"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

Supporting candidates and employees with Dyspraxia

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