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How Confident are your Managers around Stammering?

When I talk to employers about disability, the conversation can range from people who use wheelchairs, autistic people, people with sight or hearing impairment, and perhaps mental health and learning disabilities. Stammering is not often mentioned, even though 1 in 100 adults stammer. There are over 300,000 people who stammer – equal to the population of…

Where can Employers go for help with Disability Inclusion?

Making your organisation as accessible and inclusive as possible is a laudable aim, and one that increasing numbers of organisations are now recognising the importance of. There are, of course, many organisations that will offer support and guidance in this area (we particularly recommend Kate Nash for help with Disabled Employee Networks and Purple for…

Valuing Difference – Equal Approach Shines the Light on SSE’s Return on Inclusion

Equal Approach, a global specialist provider of leading edge programs to embed inclusion has carried out a ‘Return on Inclusion’ (ROI) exercise for SSE to calculate the financial value generated in its investment in inclusion and diversity initiatives over the three years from 2014-2017. SSE has published its first ‘Valuing Difference’ report which details how…

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…

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…

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…