Our most recent conference, hosted by EY, London on 28 May 2015:
This conference, called "Opening Doors: Inclusive Recruitment and Selection", was sponsored by EY and hosted at their offices in London. Speakers included Jane Hatton (Evenbreak), Dawn Milman-Hurst (Equal Approach), Susan Scott-Parker (Business Disability Forum) and Tracey Abbott (Business Disability Forum). Employers also shared their journey with inclusive recruitment, including Iain Wilkie (EY), Toby Mildon (BBC) and Mardi Smouha (Eversheds). Simon Minty and a talented cast of disabled actors explored inclusion in interviews through interactive forum theatre. The day ended with a Question and Answer session with six of the speakers.
Responses from delegates included:
"I learned many new things today which I intend to put into practice as soon as I go back to work"
"The forum theatre really made me think, and opened my eyes to issues I hadn't even considered before"
"A great opportunity to learn from the experts and share learning with other delegates"
"Fantastic day! I'm buzzing with ideas!"
"The venue was amazing - only matched by the enthusiasm and expertise of the speakers"
Our conference on 12th March 2014 was a huge success!
Delegates from a wide range of employers attended, including GlaxoSmithKline, National Grid, Wellcome Trust, Croydon Council, National Trust, Bromley Council, Nuffield Health, Hertfordshire Probation Service, BBC and many others.
Highlights of the day included speakers such as Kate Headley (The Clear Company), Mary Dunleavy (Access to Work), two students from Derwen College (Olivia and Chanelle), Phil Friend (Disability Rights UK) (pictured below) and Kate Nash (Kate Nash Associates). They were joined by employers and employees from employers such as the Lloyds Banking Group and EY (formerly Ernst & Young).
Francesca Martinez gave a very funny and thought-provoking presentation, and answered some very searching questions, so the day ended on a very high and positive note.
Feedback from delegates was very positive, and all went away with some new ideas and the motivation and enthusiasm to put them into practice.
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At Lloyds Banking Group inclusion and diversity is central to building the best teams. Attracting a diverse range of talent is crucial to this and Evenbreak ensures that our vacancies are seen by disabled candidates with the skills we need
Louis Jameson, Group Disability Programme Lloyds Banking Group