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“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…

Flexible working – the benefits for business

  Flexible working used to be something that only Mums requested after maternity leave. They were usually turned down. And they were respected less for having the gumption to ask for it: A death knell in the corporate world, as it were. Now, employers are fast cottoning on to the massive benefits for their organisations….

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…

Evenbreak’s Own Recruitment Process

We advise employers to make their recruitment processes as accessible as possible, but do we practice what we preach? Here is the process we used in our recent hiring round, looking to fill two roles. As a small social enterprise aimed at improving disability inclusion in the workplace, we have a policy of only employing…

5 Tips to Make Your Job Adverts More Inclusive

Here at Evenbreak, we talk about diversity, inclusivity and overcoming barriers daily.  But how do employers keep disability awareness up front? Writing a job advert that appeals to disabled candidates is a great place to start! Employing disabled people means your workforce is far more likely to gain insight and understanding.  It’s far more likely to talk…

Show how much you care about healthcare.

  Do you care about maintaining standards in the nursing and midwifery professions? Do you care about people, fairness and transparency? Then you should join the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Fitness to Practise panel. The Nursing and Midwifery Council regulates nurses and midwives in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We exist to protect the public,…

Fancy being paid to get your degree?

Develop into the kind of leader that others want to follow, leading a team of up to 15 colleagues by your third year Gain a BA (Hons) in Business Management and Leadership, and CMI status with the Chartered Management Institute Work with, and learn from, our senior leadership team Barclays Higher Apprenticeship programme offers you…

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…

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,…

Fantastic opportunity for sporty candidates!

We have a huge variety of roles on our job board at Evenbreak, and sometimes a really exciting one comes through. Channel 4 already have a great reputation for using disabled presenters, especially since the Paralympics, and they are just as keen to ensure that disabled people are well-represented behind the cameras too. The traineeships…

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