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How Confident are your Managers around Stammering?

When I talk to employers about disability, the conversation can range from people who use wheelchairs, autistic people, people with sight or hearing impairment, and perhaps mental health and learning disabilities. Stammering is not often mentioned, even though 1 in 100 adults stammer. There are over 300,000 people who stammer – equal to the population of…

Where can Employers go for help with Disability Inclusion?

Making your organisation as accessible and inclusive as possible is a laudable aim, and one that increasing numbers of organisations are now recognising the importance of. There are, of course, many organisations that will offer support and guidance in this area (we particularly recommend Kate Nash for help with Disabled Employee Networks and Purple for…

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…

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…

How to Refurbish an Office to Suit Disabled Employees

A guest blog around ensuring the office is accessible for disabled employees: A Disability is neither an inability nor a personal choice. It can be as a result of heredity factors, pre-birth issues like chemical imbalances or disease and environmental factors. Forms of disabilities include physical limitations, sensory limitations, cognitive limitations, neurological, psychiatric limitation, multiple…

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…

Evenbreak is a Disability Confident Leader

  Disability Confident is a scheme to encourage employers to become more confident and competent in terms of recruiting and retaining disabled people. For Evenbreak this is about removing barriers that can exclude talented disabled people from access to the workplace. The scheme works with employers to: challenge attitudes towards disability increase understanding of disability…