At Evenbreak, we are always amazed at the talent within our candidate pool, and will be showcasing some of our candidates. If you are an employer looking for talent, watch this space! Today we are putting the spotlight on James. Here are his answers to our questions: What kind of role would your skill-set and … Continue reading Spotlight on Talent – James
Advert for a "Practice Shared" session at Sarah Wigglesworth Architects Sarah Wigglesworth Architects are offering disabled people interested in a career in architecture an experience at their offices at 10 Stock Orchard Street, London N7 9RX on 8 June, 2.00 - 6.00. Visit http://tiny.CC/practiceshared for info (Please note that the offices are not accessible to … Continue reading Are You an Aspiring Architect?
Disabled researchers wanted – join today! The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RiDC) - www.ridc.org.uk - is a leading UK expert in user-centred research involving disabled and older consumers. An independent charity with over 50 years’ experience of specialist research, it has an active consumer research panel of nearly 1,000 people. RiDC’s board of twelve trustees all have … Continue reading Have Your Say in Disability Research
The world of work is changing. And I'm seeing that like my own priorities, candidates’ priorities have changed too. My last job search was vastly different from previous searches. I wasn't looking for a specific role or a specific salary. The hours I worked weren't as important. Or the location. I was looking for an … Continue reading How to hunt for an inclusive employer
L&Q has partnered with two leading not-for-profit organisations to ensure it is offering the best service to its disabled staff and residents. As part of their disability inclusion initiative, L&Q will work with Evenbreak, to reach and retain more talented disabled people. L&Q is also working with disability charity Scope to develop housing advice content for its … Continue reading Housing Association giant L&Q commits to disability inclusion with Evenbreak
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’?
A few years ago, if I had asked employers about their approach to diversity, most would have said it wasn't relevant to them. Business is about making profit, delivering products or services and getting the best people for the job. They weren't interested in inclusion or having a diverse workforce - they just wanted to … Continue reading Can you be ‘a little bit inclusive’?
I had a really interesting conversation with some disabled friends recently about inclusive language. The timing was interesting, as it was shortly after hearing of the sad death of Mike Oliver, who was instrumental in promoting a new way of thinking about disability in the 1980s, called the social model of disability. Up to this … Continue reading How important is language?
Naidex is Europe's largest disability event for trade, healthcare professionals and end-users. Taking place at Birmingham's NEC on the 26th & 27th March, Naidex gathers innovation, information, cutting edge suppliers, and the most inspirational speakers from around the world to one venue, over two unforgettable days It’s an important event in Evenbreak’s calendar, and we’re involved on … Continue reading We’re going to Naidex – are you?
'Job carving', which refers to customising duties or creating specialist jobs for disabled people, is a method that's being used more and more nowadays. As jobs become more flexible due to technology, companies look to job carving to create opportunities for disabled people. And it turns out that it benefits employees and organisations in many … Continue reading How Job Carving Can Help Disabled Employees and the Organisation