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Category Archives: Supporting disabled candidates

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…

Support for disabled jobseekers in London

We are always looking for other organisations who provide useful services to our candidates, and we like the look of this programme in North and East London. Inspiring Families is a new programme helping, amongst others, disabled people to find work. If you live in any of these London Boroughs – Enfield, Haringey, Waltham Forest,…