"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!
Remote working takes inclusive employment to the next level. It frees up office space. It allows employees to ditch the commute and is even good for the planet. But what do employers need to consider when implementing it? Is technology the most important thing to consider? Or do the ways we work matter just as … Continue reading Virtual not Distant – remote working and disability
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
Today's guest blog is from Elizabeth Wright, Paralympic medallist, professional speaker and author (www.elizabethwright.net): It was my first paid job – EVER! I was nearly eighteen, had a disability, limb deficiency, and was training hard for the 2000 Paralympic Games. Janine, the boss of the Olympic Shop in Sydney, had been looking for two up-and-coming … Continue reading Guest blog: How flexibility can impact on disability in the workplace
I’d like to introduce you to Lewis. Lewis is 16 and has ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, so severely that he has been unable to attend school for the past six years. His conditions mean that even home-schooling was restricted to four hours a week spread over the week, and he would become exhausted after each half … Continue reading Evenbreak walks the talk!
Today's guest blog is written by Bernie Emery, and explores an exciting and innovative way to help organisations offer apprenticeships to people who work from home. I think this is an amazing opportunity for both employers and disabled employees who wish to learn and work from home. Bernie discusses it here: As part of our … Continue reading Guest Blog: Apprenticeships for homeworkers
I strongly believe that collaboration is the way forward in making the world of work inclusive and accessible to all who wish to work. Sharing best practice and learning from each other makes it easier for employers to find ways to improve their own practice. When I asked employers for examples of innovative practice in … Continue reading Best Practice Case Studies: Rank
People go to work for many reasons, in addition to the requirement to receive an income. Those reasons will vary from individual to individual, but may include having a purpose, feeling valuable and valued, using their skills, the social contact with colleagues, having a challenge, having a structure to their lives and many more. And people … Continue reading Homeworking – a good thing?