"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
Leonard Cheshire supports individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Today we take a look at the working practices within the organisation itself. Why is it important to Leonard Cheshire to employ disabled people? Like all organisations it is desirable and incredibly valuable for our workforce to be … Continue reading Inclusion at Leonard Cheshire
"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
Evenbreak and Guidant Global are both involved in the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI). In fact, Guidant Global have been instrumental in promoting disability equality within the recruitment industry. Do they lead by example? For sure! Here are their answers to our questions: Why is it important to Guidant Global to employ disabled people? Guidant … Continue reading Inclusion at Guidant Global
In today’s world, there is an opportunity to adopt a business model that includes almost any employee around the world. How? Through remote working. Remote workers are those who work outside of the office for a company. It can be at home, at a coffee shop, across the country, or even across the world. The … Continue reading How to Get Your Business Ready For Remote Workers that Includes Everyone
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!