Nichole is living proof of what happens when an employer provides a genuinely inclusive working environment, where individuals are truly supported. Nichole Rushton As she says, “if you had told me that after being off work for three years with a car accident injury, being in a wheelchair, feeling like I’d lost my career, I’d lost everything, that 12 months on, I would not only be employed but I’d be in … Continue reading Nichole Rushton: Embodying the power of inclusive employment
"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
Our Business Storyteller Dee speaks to another one of our talented candidates... Introducing Irving A... Profile: Irving is an experienced researcher and political consultant currently working within the government sector with a demonstrated history in public affairs and stakeholder relations. Described by one colleague as an influencer who is influential - could Irving's skills at … Continue reading Spotlight on Talent – Irving A
We can’t start this article without extending our thanks to the nearly 200 of you who told us what would make Evenbreak #evenbetter for you, our candidates. The winners of the draw have been notified and their vouchers sent out. Congratulations to Amy, Maggie, Robert, Sulaiman and Tracey! The fabulous news is that over 80% … Continue reading Helping Evenbreak get #evenbetter! The results are in – Over 80% of you would recommend us!
People with dyspraxia have a lot to offer employers who know how to use their talents. Their strengths and challenges often make them determined, self-aware and empathetic. These are some ways to make recruitment more dyspraxia-friendly… Look for the skills and qualities most needed most for the role Evidence shows that people whose abilities are … Continue reading Supporting candidates and employees with Dyspraxia
Our Business Storyteller Dee speaks to another one of our talented candidates, also named Steve... Introducing Steve S... Profile: Steve is an incredibly adaptable and committed Account Manager - successfully transferring his skills across sectors. Clearly highly motivated (as you can see from his results!) Steve is looking for an opportunity to get back into … Continue reading Spotlight on Talent – Steve S
Dyspraxia shouldn’t prevent employers making the most of your talent. Here are some common job-hunting hurdles and ways to overcome them… Low self-esteem People with dyspraxia often lack support, which can mean we lack the confidence to get into work, and others often don’t understand what’s behind our feelings. We may feel we have to … Continue reading Dyspraxia and looking for work
Our Business Storyteller Dee speaks to one of our talented candidates... Introducing Steve C... Profile: Focused and motivated individual with a keen interest in supporting others to progress. Experienced in meeting and exceeding targets, whilst delivering quality, and maintaining standards in pressured and challenging situations. Previous career in managing professional services teams in the IT … Continue reading Spotlight on Talent
dav [image description: Kiana, team member at Evenbreak, holding pen and notepad, looking at straight ahead and ready to work] The covid-19 pandemic has caused a complete overhaul of our usual routines. It is challenging how we, as a society, go about our daily lives whether it’s work or socialising or accessing healthcare services. But … Continue reading Covid 19 – A catalyst for changing our work systems?
There is much talk about the disability employment gap and its causes. At Evenbreak, we wanted to find out from the real experts (disabled job seekers themselves) what barriers prevent disabled people from gaining work. People on the Enactus programme at UCL conducted research on our behalf. They received an overwhelming response from more than 700 … Continue reading The real barriers to employment faced by disabled people