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Category Archives: Best practice in employing disabled people

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…

Strategic Alliance with Business Disability Forum

We are delighted to announce a new strategic alliance between Evenbreak and Business Disability Forum. Both organisations contribute to making the world of work more inclusive and accessible for disabled people, and the alliance enables a sharing of knowledge and experience. Members and partners of Business Disability Forum, a not-for-profit member organisation, already benefit from a…

Creating a culture of openness, empathy and inclusion

A guest blog today from the expert in inclusive leadership, Dr. Ian Dodds. We often talk of creating organisational cultures which are open and inclusive, and Ian has experience of implementing strategies to successfully achieve this. He shares his strategies with us here: Recently I attended a launch of a new book ‘Rewire’ by Chris…

The Benefits of Employing Individuals with Autism

A guest blog from Joe Thomas at All Green PR: Autism is far more common that most people realise. In the UK today, there over 700,000 individuals living with autism, which is a little more than 1 out of every 100 people. If you were to include their families, it’s safe to say that autism…

Why Employ Disabled People?

Its worth regularly reminding ourselves of the real value that disabled people bring to our organisations. There have been recent mutterings about disabled people being “not worth” the minimum wage, which sends out the opposite message to reality – that disabled employees are a positive asset to any workplace. Organisations who have employed disabled people…

Why Interviews Exclude People with Autism

A second hugely informative article from our guest writer Will van Zwanenberg on issues around autism and employment. His first can be read here. We know that interviews are a generally poor indicator of future performance, but they present particular barriers to people on the autistic spectrum. Will explains, as a candidate with Aspergers’, his perspective…

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…