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Category Archives: 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…

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…

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…