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Category Archives: Employing disabled people

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…

Using SEO Services to Reach Disabled Candidates

One of the toughest aspects of recruiting candidates with disabilities is knowing where to find them in the first place. With the business benefits associated with employing disabled people, this is not only a challenge, but a necessity. Rather than advertise through online job sites, or search through cold email, LinkedIn, colleague recommendations or more, there…

What Qualities are Employers Seeking in Disabled Candidates?

4 Qualities Companies Look for in Disabled Workers Globally, disability communities and organisations work hard to prove the value of hiring disabled employees. Despite the number of workforce-related challenges and adjustments in the workplace, some companies have gained a number of benefits, such as increased overall employee satisfaction as well as better retention and productivity…

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…

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…

Talent that most employers haven’t spotted!

When I’m not busy with Evenbreak, I am lucky enough to be a Patron of the Inclusive Skills Competitions. These competitions provide an opportunity for young people with learning disabilities and difficulties to showcase their skills, and they celebrate that talent can be found in everyone. Last week I went to see two competitions being…

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…