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Category Archives: Employing disabled people

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…

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…

Guest blog: Bias Against Disabled Candidates

Today a guest blog from Mike Duxbury with some remarkable findings from research about bias against disabled candidates: The following report was instigated 5 years ago having discussed with a number of people both from Job Centre Plus, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Action for Blind People and the RNIB. Having seen some statistics in…

Could I carry a tea tray? Give me a break!

‘Could you carry a tea tray in your wheelchair?’ was one of the most memorable questions I was asked when looking for a graduate job. It was a deal-breaking query, the embarrassed HR manager explained carefully, because my potential new boss was an important, busy person who needed someone to make and carry his tea….

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…

Disfigurement and the Workplace

A guest blog from our friends at Changing Faces, who help people who have a disfigurement find a way to live the life they want. There are over 1.3 million people in the UK with a mark, scar or condition that affects their appearance, and over half a million have a facial disfigurement. That’s about one…

Being a Consultant for Auticon

In line with our current theme on Autism, Evenbreak is working with a company called Auticon, established in Germany and now working here in the UK. Find out more about Auticon here, and read the account of one of their consultants below: I’m Martin and I’d like to tell you about myself and my work…

Managing Cancer and Work

People living with or recovering from cancer face similar challenges in the workplace to those with other impairments or health conditions. At Evenbreak we find that many employers are confused about how to manage these situations. There are over 750,000 people of working age (16 – 64) living with cancer in the UK. Many want…

Employers Need Autistic Employees to Fuel Innovation

Evenbreak has enlisted an expert to write about the barriers to employment faced by candidates with neurological conditions. Will van Zwanenberg has exceptional attributes in the fields of law and technology, but has found that most recruitment processes are incompatible with his reality of living with the double whammy of both Asperger’s and Dyslexia, and…