Busting Myths: Top 5 reasons why you should not hire a disabled person

We have written about disability employment from the point of view of the disabled person, but as an employer, how do you feel when considering employing disabled people? We know you may have reservations, and here are some very common ones: 1. They are less productive than non-disabled people There is a perception, sometimes reinforced … Continue reading Busting Myths: Top 5 reasons why you should not hire a disabled person

Book Review: No Greatness Without Goodness

I first came across the author of this book by hearing him being interviewed on radio. Randy Lewis talked about his son, Austin, and Austin's struggle with autism, and how much Austin taught Randy about love and life. And about the value that all kinds of disabled people bring to society. His experiences with Austin … Continue reading Book Review: No Greatness Without Goodness

A successful conference!

Evenbreak recently held our first conference. Called “Employing Disabled People – the Bottom Line”, it was aimed at helping employers understand the real business benefits of employing disabled people, with lots of ideas about how to gain those benefits. The aims of the conference were two-fold – firstly to help employers become more accessible and inclusive … Continue reading A successful conference!

More Evidence of the Business Case

I have communicated with a Canadian employer called Mark Wafer in a number of Linked In groups we both belong to. Mark talks a lot about the business benefits of employing disabled people. And he talks from experience, not just wishful thinking. Mark owns the franchise on a number of restaurants in Canada, and in … Continue reading More Evidence of the Business Case

Employing Disabled People – the Bottom Line

We're excited to announce that Evenbreak is running its first conference! Read all about it here: Conference: "Employing Disabled People - the Bottom Line" Wednesday 12th March, 15 Hatfields, London 9.00 – 4.30 There are 11 million disabled people in the UK.   Employing talented people from this group makes solid financial and business sense.  It … Continue reading Employing Disabled People – the Bottom Line

Guest Blog: Benefits of employing disabled people

Today's guest blog comes from Miranda Hoogewerf, who is the Proprietor of Langleys Restaurant & Wine Bar in Surbiton. Here she talks about her experiences in employing young disabled people:   I have worked within the special needs field for a number of years. It became increasingly apparent that although young people with disabilities are very well … Continue reading Guest Blog: Benefits of employing disabled people

Guest Post: Inclusive Employers Reap the Rewards

Todays guest blog comes from Simon Barnett who writes for Disability Sanctuary, an online community for disabled people and their carers. Here is his take on why employers should be looking to employ disabled people: For those with disabilities, entering the workplace can sometimes seem like a daunting challenge. Finding employment can be difficult and … Continue reading Guest Post: Inclusive Employers Reap the Rewards

Guest blog: Excluding disabled customers

We usually focus on issues around employment in these blogs, but of course it is just as important that our organisations are accessible to disabled customers. Emily Buchanan looks at one particular industry below: Music Concerts Are Not Access All Areas, New Study Finds A new study has shown that disabled fans are being let … Continue reading Guest blog: Excluding disabled customers