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Category Archives: Good employment practice

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…

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…

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…

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…

Training Recruitment Professionals

Attracting disabled candidates is a great start to achieving a more diverse and dynamic workforce, but the recruitment process has to be accessible and inclusive too. A common barrier faced by disabled candidates is the lack of understanding around disability in the people involved in the recruitment process. I was at a Disability Industry Recruitment…

Why is Source Reporting so Essential?

This guest blog covers a subject very close to Evenbreak’s heart – about employers and recruiters tracking where candidates come from – and has been written by Hireserve. With social media, multiple job boards, careers sites and more, it can feel like there are a million and one ways to promote your vacancies and attract…

Don’t be a statistic: get successful and get a job

Today’s blog has been written by Boris Dzhingarov. These are his views and not necessarily the views of Evenbreak. According to government figures, over 11 million people in the UK have a long term illness, impairment or disability, amounting to around 16 per cent of working age adults – and it’s impacting their standard of…

Guest blog: Trusting World?

Written by Lucy Findlay, Managing Director, Social Enterprise Mark: What does it take for us to trust people? Is it reliability, support on tap or simply showing you care? Trust means you place your faith, confidence and expectations into someone or something without a second thought. It’s a confidence that strengthens with every interaction you…

Why Evenbreak is a Living Wage employer

Living Wage week begins next Sunday (2nd November), and I thought it might be useful to talk about why being a Living Wage employer is so important to us at Evenbreak. There has been discussion recently from a number of prominent figures around whether some disabled people are “worth the minimum wage”. Whether or not…