How wise is recruiting for ‘culture fit’?

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’?

Empowering abilities – what you need to know…

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…

The rewards of an open and flexible recruitment process

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

Why Employ Disabled People?

Its worth regularly reminding ourselves of the real value that disabled people bring to our organisations. There have been recent mutterings about disabled people being “not worth” the minimum wage, which sends out the opposite message to reality – that disabled employees are a positive asset to any workplace. Organisations who have employed disabled people … Continue reading Why Employ Disabled People?

The Different Thinking Styles of People With Autism

Another article from candidate Will van Zwanenberg about autism and employment. His first article looked at how employers can benefit from autistic employees, and the second addressed how interviews can exclude candidates with autism. This article looks more deeply at the differences in thinking styles between people with autism and neuro-typical people, and why they … Continue reading The Different Thinking Styles of People With Autism

Employers Need Autistic Employees to Fuel Innovation

Evenbreak has enlisted an expert to write about the barriers to employment faced by candidates with neurological conditions. Will van Zwanenberg has exceptional attributes in the fields of law and technology, but has found that most recruitment processes are incompatible with his reality of living with the double whammy of both Asperger’s and Dyslexia, and … Continue reading Employers Need Autistic Employees to Fuel Innovation

Infograph: Why diversity in staff can improve business performance

It is estimated that over one billion people in the world suffer from a disability and that of this one billion, between 110 and 190 million have difficulty in functioning. The rate of disability continues to increase due to ageing population and an increase in chronic health conditions. While many persons with disabilities are of … Continue reading Infograph: Why diversity in staff can improve business performance

Scope Report – Enabling Work

I was delighted to read a fascinating report produced by Scope entitled "Enabling Work: disabled people, employment and the UK economy". Whilst we all know that employing disabled people is A Good Thing for disabled people, employers and the economy, this report explores how the world would look if more disabled people were employed. Landman … Continue reading Scope Report – Enabling Work

Why Evenbreak is a Living Wage employer

Living Wage week begins next Sunday (2nd November), and I thought it might be useful to talk about why being a Living Wage employer is so important to us at Evenbreak. There has been discussion recently from a number of prominent figures around whether some disabled people are "worth the minimum wage". Whether or not … Continue reading Why Evenbreak is a Living Wage employer