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The Unemployment Epidemic for People with Disabilities

A view from America: How many emails do you get every day? How much of it is junk? While you can have the best spam filter, such as Everycloudtech spam filter, a lot will still get through. But, most of us also realize some legitimate and even important email gets caught up in that mess,…

Maximising Deductions as a Disabled Self-Employed Person

For disabled people, things are just more expensive, no matter where you work. But when a disabled person is self-employed, without employee benefits and other advantages, things can get expensive very quickly. In the best of times, self-employed taxes can approach ½ of your earnings, after taxes are paid. In order to keep afloat, and…

Aspire announces first partners to lead InstructAbility

GLL, the UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise which has pioneered new ways of delivering and investing in community sport, leisure and cultural services, is the first leisure operator to lead the InstructAbility scheme at a local level. The project, delivered in partnership with YMCA Training and funded by Sport England, enables disabled people to…

Interview for GDH Consulting

Evenbreak’s founder, Jane Hatton, was recently interviewed by GDH Consulting. Here is an extract from that interview: Can you tell us the story behind Evenbreak? I founded Evenbreak in 2011 as a solution to a number of barriers to employment for disabled people. In the U.K., disabled people have twice the rate of unemployment as…

Position your Disability Positively for Employers

This is a guest blog from a good friend of Evenbreak, Louis Jameson, Assistant Manager, Group Disability Programme at Lloyds Banking Group: Today I want to share some thoughts on how to position a disability or health condition when entering work. Whilst our universities get us work-ready, no one discusses how to address our disability…

Support for disabled jobseekers in London

We are always looking for other organisations who provide useful services to our candidates, and we like the look of this programme in North and East London. Inspiring Families is a new programme helping, amongst others, disabled people to find work. If you live in any of these London Boroughs – Enfield, Haringey, Waltham Forest,…

Alternatives to Interviews

There is much evidence (e.g. here and here) that interviews are a poor way of assessing a candidate’s abilities to do the job required. We tend to appoint the candidate who is best at selling themselves at interview, rather than the best person for the job. Not all candidates are good at selling themselves (for…

Guest blog: 5 people with sight loss and their careers

Another guest post about careers for people with sight loss, this time from Zoe Chen: Diagnosis of vision loss can be an agony for most people though eye ailments are not rare: even some celebrities, like Bono who announced his glaucoma the reason of his long time sunglasses wearing, have serious eye conditions despite the better…

Guest blog: Best Careers for People with Visual Impairment?

A guest post by Cheryl Wilcox: Over the years many people as they have gotten to know me have asked “what are the best career options for the visually impaired and blind”. I had never thought about it but there seems to be an assumption that there are jobs that are ideal for the blind…

Career Resolutions for the New Year

Whether you are looking for a change of scenery, looking to kick-start your career or even looking to climb the ladder in your current place of employment; the New Year is the perfect time to make some career resolutions and ensure that you meet your career goals for 2017. Here, Attic Recruitment go through a…