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Author Archives: Cassandra Leese

Some things I’d like you to know about… Gowling WLG

One of the best Evenbreak perks is working with great people. By great, I don’t mean impressive and successful, although they often are. I mean that these people are the game changers. The clients that work with us are invested in change. They don’t settle for the status quo. They take the leaps that other…

Feel the fear and speak up anyway

I’ve read that people are scared of disabled people. Not the people per se, but the disability itself. For me, this statement brings to mind scary cartoon monsters. They are called names like Mad Dog Multiple Sclerosis. Anxiety Annie. Dr Depression. It just seems a touch silly that people are scared of disabilities. Even ones…

Empowering abilities – what you need to know…

I recently read an article that made me grin. Dustin Maynard entitled his article ‘The Secret to Disability Inclusion’. It made a strong impression because everything he said was just so darn true. Disability inclusion isn’t as complicated as people think. Focus on what people can do, rather than what they can’t. Look for strengths…

Celebrating the lesser spotted signs of inclusion

Commitment, true commitment, to diversity and inclusion isn’t seen all that often. And lack of inclusion has a significant impact on everyday lives. Social media means that we’re now privy to glimpses into other peoples lives in a way never experienced before. And it highlights that we have an awful lot to learn. Twitter, in…

Invictus Games (in the every day)….

Written by Corporate Engagement Manager, Adam Etherington   Who else has been watching the Invictus Games on the television last week? I’m amazed at the passion, tenacity, courage and determination of the athletes. So much so, that I wrote this blog and dedicate it to the many disabled athletes that the ‘I AM’ logo represents….

What was your dream job as a child?

  Written by Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi, Evenbreak’s Candidate Engagement Manager. We spoke to five different disabled candidates about their dream job as a child. We asked them what they do now. What barriers have they faced? How did they overcome them? And made a video to share their answers with the world… As a child I…

Mental health in the workplace – why you, boss, matter most.

World Mental Health Day passed me by in a blur of tissues, hot lemon and honey and self-pity. I had planned on a less lurgy-ridden blog. I had looked forward to seeing the different campaigns on social media. I was all excited that finally, society’s mental wellbeing was on the menu! But my daughter became…

Comic Relief join Evenbreak and challenge diversity apathy

The much-loved British charity, Comic Relief, well known for tackling poverty and social injustice in the UK and around the world, is the latest client to join Evenbreak and commit to advertising all of their job vacancies with us. Comic Relief is determined to not only attract more, talented disabled candidates, but also to address…

Virtual not Distant – remote working and disability

Remote working takes inclusive employment to the next level.  It frees up office space. It allows employees to ditch the commute and is even good for the planet.  But what do employers need to consider when implementing it? Is technology the most important thing to consider? Or do the ways we work matter just as…

“I want to be an inclusive employer and recruit disabled people BUT…”

Savvy employers are very aware there’s a skills shortage. They’re aware they need a wider talent pool to recruit from. And they’re aware that a diverse workforce is a good thing for business. So, what holds employers back from taking action? Changing the way they recruit? Tapping into new pools of talent? Here are 3…

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