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Channel 4 join Evenbreak!

Press release: Channel 4 has today announced that it will advertise all of its future vacancies on a specialist job site run by and for disabled people. Channel 4 hopes the initiative will attract even more applications from disabled people in a bid to further diversify its workforce and help disabled people break into the…

Are you a disabled Techie? BBC wants you!

Our friends at the BBC are keen to create an even more diverse workforce, and they are focusing on attracting disabled candidates to work in their technology roles. Here is the story of Ben, and how he came to gain a job at the BBC (original article here): A year ago Ben Mustill-Rose, a developer…

How can employers avoid disability discrimination in job adverts?

Another really useful guest blog from legal expert, Emma Bashaw. Job adverts are used to advertise vacant jobs within a company. At their most basic they include details about the role, the required qualifications, and how to apply. Given that many of the best candidates are also disabled, employers must take care that their job…

Why is Source Reporting so Essential?

This guest blog covers a subject very close to Evenbreak’s heart – about employers and recruiters tracking where candidates come from – and has been written by Hireserve. With social media, multiple job boards, careers sites and more, it can feel like there are a million and one ways to promote your vacancies and attract…

Insurance is more interesting than you think!

Working with a range of inclusive employers at Evenbreak, we learn new things every day. We were delighted when RSA, one of the world’s leading multinational quoted insurance groups, started to advertise their roles with us in their drive to attract a more diverse workforce. However, our delight was increased when we saw that the…

Infograph: Why diversity in staff can improve business performance

It is estimated that over one billion people in the world suffer from a disability and that of this one billion, between 110 and 190 million have difficulty in functioning. The rate of disability continues to increase due to ageing population and an increase in chronic health conditions. While many persons with disabilities are of…

5 Steps to Disability Confidence

Nearly 7 million people of working age in the UK have a disability but the employment rate for disabled people lags well behind non-disabled people. Only 46% of working age disabled people are in employment compared to 76% of working age non-disabled people – representing a gap of around two million. The Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) believes more…

Are you a potential winner in the RIDI awards?

The Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative are running another awards programme to celebrate good practice – in fact this is the recruitment industry’s only disability award! If you’re involved in the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) you know that actions really do speak louder than words. You’re already part of a unique initiative to drive change…

Exciting News! The next Evenbreak event!

Opening Doors: Inclusive Recruitment and Selection Thursday 28th May, hosted by EY, One More London Place, London Evenbreak is holding a unique event, kindly sponsored by EY, exploring best practice in using inclusive recruitment to attract the very best talent from an often over-looked pool – disabled people. If you are a Director of HR,…

Opportunities for blind and partially sighted candidates

Always keen to ensure our candidates know what is available for you, we wanted to promote this great scheme from RNIB, called Extending the Reach, aimed at helping blind and partially-sighted people looking for work. More on their nwebsite here. RNIB’s Extending the Reach programme (EtR) works to place unemployed blind and partially sighted people…