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Questions to ask at the end of your next interview

  No interview process is a one-way street, and it’s always worth jotting down some questions to ask at the end. This will not only show your employer that you’re keen but give you a chance to get a better idea of what you might be in for if you’re successful. What are the day-to-day…

Evenbreak Wins APSCO Award

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies held its 2017 APSCo Awards for Excellence on 18th October, at a special lunch at the NatWest offices in London. At Evenbrek we were delighted to win the award for Disability Best Practice. The Disability Best Practice Award is sponsored by EY and is awarded to the APSCo recruitment member…

New Research on Mental Health in the Workplace

Totaljobs has recently conducted research around mental health in the workplace which showed that two thirds (67%) of UK workers would not feel comfortable discussing a mental health issue with their employer. Likewise, 1 in 3 employees still feel there is a workplace stigma attached to mental health issues, according to the research. The research, which surveyed over…

Valuing Difference – Equal Approach Shines the Light on SSE’s Return on Inclusion

Equal Approach, a global specialist provider of leading edge programs to embed inclusion has carried out a ‘Return on Inclusion’ (ROI) exercise for SSE to calculate the financial value generated in its investment in inclusion and diversity initiatives over the three years from 2014-2017. SSE has published its first ‘Valuing Difference’ report which details how…

In-house Recruitment Award Finalists – Lloyds Banking Group

Evenbreak are delighted to be sponsoring the Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategy category of the In-house Recruitment Awards, taking place on 22nd November 2017. The finalists for this category have been announced, and we wanted to find out more about the amazing employers who have got this far. I spoke with Nancy Hegarty who is responsible…

A Note to Employers about Unconventional CVs

Will van Zwanenberg talks about his experience of presenting unconventional CVs, and how employers can misinterpret CVs: As a would-be employer, if you received a CV from a job applicant that didn’t include a complete chronology of their past employment history, what would you be likely to think? Would you assume that the candidate had…

Have a Legal Problem? How About Some Free Advice?

  Evenbreak is delighted to have recently formed a relationship with Disability Law Service (DLS), a charity that has been providing free legal advice to Disabled People since 1975. So, if you think that you have been discriminated against at a job interview or in your employment, or if your employer is refusing to make…

Funding for Further Education and Self-Employment for Disabled People

Please note: this is a guest post, and Evenbreak has not checked the accuracy of the information given. Often, disabled people suffer from the problem of discrimination. In fact, they can face major hurdles in getting an education and employment. In the UK, a person is disabled if one learns with difficulty, has mental or long…

How to organise an effective accessible team building event

Building a strong and effective team within your business, means building and maintaining strong relationships and communication skills. This can’t happen on its own and as such, you may want to think about including regular team building events to your annual schedule. To make sure every member of the team can partake, it’s important for…

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…