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Category Archives: attracting diverse talent

Best Practice Case Studies: Capita

This week’s best practice case study comes from Capita, and is told by Dan, a Capita employee, in his own words here: My journey with Capita began whilst I was studying Financial Economics at University. In my 2nd year of study I undertook 6 week’s work experience with Capita in their Facilities Management department, during…

Best Practice Case Studies: The Environment Agency

  The Environment Agency tells us about how offering work experience to disabled people can lead to full time permanent jobs: We developed a relationship with Papworth Trust and have been working closely with the Trust to look at ways of creating an environment to help people gain invaluable employment experience. “The attachment scheme is…

Best Practice Case Studies: E.ON (1)

New Evenbreak client, E.ON recognises the importance of employing a diverse workforce, with colleagues who reflect the communities they operate in, the customers they serve and the partners they work with. They have put great effort into removing barriers from recruitment policies, processes and practises which may have had the potential to exclude disabled people. Diversity…

Guest blog: Motion hits the Spot!

A blog today from an Evenbreak client who provides a much-needed service to disabled people everywhere. Motion recently approached Evenbreak to find talented individuals to help with the launch of an exciting new business offering simple, beautiful furniture and fittings for anyone living with a disability. They were pleasantly surprised with both the quantity and quality of…

Best Practice Case Studies: The Co-op Group (3)

Here is another example of the Co-op helping a person with learning disabilities into the workplace. This is Nadeem Salim’s story, told in his own words: I am 39 and I am employed by The Co-operative. I think it’s much better to be employed than unemployed, because you feel pride, dignity and respect. The Co-operative…

Best Practice Case Studies: The Co-op Group (2)

This is the first of a number of case studies from the Co-op group, following our introduction from last week. As part of their drive to increase the number of people with learning disabilities that they employed, it turned out that three brothers all gained jobs within neighbouring branches of Co-op supermarkets. Marc (32) was…

Best Practice Case Studies: TXM Recruit

Today’s best practice case study is a look at a more strategic approach taken by TXM Recruit. TXM Recruit has recognised the genuine commitment required to improve the diversity of our talent pool. We are continually looking to improve the professionalism of the business and our industry through best practise and innovative recruitment solutions. Our…

Poll: Spend on targetted diversity recruitment activities

Many organisations now understand the benefits of having a diverse workforce, and recognise that attracting diverse talent takes a concerted effort. I was talking with Toni Harvey, from Evenbreak’s corporate sponsors, Network Rail, on this issue. We would be really interested to know what percentage of employers’ recruitment budget is spent on activities specifically aimed…