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Category Archives: Attitudes around disability

“I want to be an inclusive employer and recruit disabled people BUT…”

Savvy employers are very aware there’s a skills shortage. They’re aware they need a wider talent pool to recruit from. And they’re aware that a diverse workforce is a good thing for business. So, what holds employers back from taking action? Changing the way they recruit? Tapping into new pools of talent? Here are 3…

I consider inequalities (but only if they affect me)

As a new member of the Evenbreak team, I am on a steep diversity and inclusion learning curve. Although years of nursing experience has given me a great start, I didn’t know how much there still was to learn. This means that equality and inequality in the workforce are pretty much all I talk about…

Anxiety and Accessibility – Is your workplace welcoming?

The words accessibility and workplace usually bring one image to mind: A visibly disabled person, in a wheelchair, trying to access a building. Ramps. Lifts. Revolving doors. For many disabled people, just getting to a venue takes careful planning.  But accessibility comes in many forms.  And can impact upon many conditions. I went to a…

What Problems do Dyslexic People Face in the Legal Professions?

Just a few short decades ago hardly anyone had heard of dyslexia and children who had the learning disability were left to struggle and were often told they were lazy or stupid. Now, thankfully, we know a lot better and most dyslexic children and students are identified and given help so that they can access…

I’ve Lost My Sight, Will I Lose My Job?

This is a guest post from Daniel Williams from Visualise Training and Consultancy. Will I lose my job if I have lost my vision? With over 200 people being diagnosed every week with an eye condition in work which cannot be corrected by the wearing of glasses or contact lenses, there is a lot of…

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…

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…

Inclusive Top 50 Employers

I was very proud to be asked to speak at the recent launch of the Southern Top Fifty Inclusive Employers event at Bloomberg. A number of people have asked for the transcript of my speech, so I’ve reproduced it here. “I’m thrilled to be here! Inclusion is to be celebrated, and what better way to…

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: Bias Against Disabled Candidates

Today a guest blog from Mike Duxbury with some remarkable findings from research about bias against disabled candidates: The following report was instigated 5 years ago having discussed with a number of people both from Job Centre Plus, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Action for Blind People and the RNIB. Having seen some statistics in…

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