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Get that job – Ask for what you need!

Finding suitable work can be a challenge for most people, but for disabled people there are often additional aspects to be considered, both in terms of accessing the recruitment process on an equal basis, and also in terms of the nature of the role itself. Asking for what you want or need is important. There…

10 Top Tips for Becoming Disability Confident

  The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace. It has three levels. Evenbreak was one of the first few organisations to achieve level 3 (leader). Essentially, being disability confident means removing barriers that disabled people might face. Here are our top tips: Know why…

Talking Positively About Disability to Prospective Employers

Talking positively about disability can make the difference between really impressing a prospective employer or putting them off you altogether. Disabled people make great employees The reality is that, in many cases, as disabled candidates we make the best employees. On average, we are just as productive as non-disabled people (often more so). We tend…

Some Irreverent Boxing Day Viewing

The turkey is eaten, the presents unwrapped, and it’s the same old films being shown on TV. So we thought we’d share some fun videos with you (although beware of some inappropriate humour!). We like Zach Anner’s Top 10 things I wish people knew about Cerebral Palsy (and he has the biceps of a Greek…

Reflections on 2018 – Evenbreak’s Jane Hatton looks back…

  Like many of us, I like to take a moment at this point in the year to look back over the last twelve months. And what a year it has been for Evenbreak! Please indulge me as I reflect on some of the highlights.   Employer Engagement A number of amazing organisations confirmed their…

Evenbreak wins UnLtd Award for making social change happen

  Evenbreak, as pioneers of disability-specific recruitment, has secured support from UnLtd, the UK’s foundation for social entrepreneurs. The funding and tailored support package will help us continue to drive lasting social change at a time when the UK is finally beginning to wake up to the value of the purple pound. Founder Jane is…

How to Get Your Business Ready For Remote Workers that Includes Everyone

In today’s world, there is an opportunity to adopt a business model that includes almost any employee around the world. How? Through remote working. Remote workers are those who work outside of the office for a company. It can be at home, at a coffee shop, across the country, or even across the world. The…

When should we start employing disabled people?

When we talk to employers about employing disabled people, one of the first questions you often ask us is what you should put in place first. In some ways, that’s an odd question, because you are almost certainly already employing disabled people. You just might not know. Most impairments (around 80%) are not visible, so…

How Disabled Individuals Can Earn a Sizeable Income from Home

It is likely that you have already encountered a plethora of “sure-fire” money-making concepts. Many of these touted the fact that you can earn an incredible income from the comfort of your own home. Those who face mobility issues or who are permanently disabled are understandably interested in what such opportunities have to offer. Unfortunately,…

Boosting your confidence when job seeking

Confidence is important when job-seeking. If we don’t have confidence in our own abilities, why would we expect a prospective employer to have confidence in them? Unfortunately, being unemployed can make it difficult to remain confident – particularly when we may have faced a number of rejections, or worse, had our CVs completely ignored. This…

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