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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…

Want a welcoming workplace?  Accessibility isn’t just about the physical building.

  Here are 5 things you can do to make your workplace more accessible for disabled visitors. I love to travel and visit new people and places. Planning, not so much. When I am well, travel is my favourite past time. I rarely plan. When I am unwell, it becomes overwhelming and planning is essential….

The rewards of an open and flexible recruitment process

In this blog I described the recruitment process Evenbreak used in a recent hiring round. Any recruitment process can only really be evaluated by the outcomes it produces. In our case, we were aiming to attract a number of diverse candidates who had the qualities and strengths required to do the two roles we were trying…

Evenbreak’s Own Recruitment Process

We advise employers to make their recruitment processes as accessible as possible, but do we practice what we preach? Here is the process we used in our recent hiring round, looking to fill two roles. As a small social enterprise aimed at improving disability inclusion in the workplace, we have a policy of only employing…

5 Tips to Make Your Job Adverts More Inclusive

Here at Evenbreak, we talk about diversity, inclusivity and overcoming barriers daily.  But how do employers keep disability awareness up front? Writing a job advert that appeals to disabled candidates is a great place to start! Employing disabled people means your workforce is far more likely to gain insight and understanding.  It’s far more likely to talk…

Show how much you care about healthcare.

  Do you care about maintaining standards in the nursing and midwifery professions? Do you care about people, fairness and transparency? Then you should join the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Fitness to Practise panel. The Nursing and Midwifery Council regulates nurses and midwives in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We exist to protect the public,…

Using SEO Services to Reach Disabled Candidates

One of the toughest aspects of recruiting candidates with disabilities is knowing where to find them in the first place. With the business benefits associated with employing disabled people, this is not only a challenge, but a necessity. Rather than advertise through online job sites, or search through cold email, LinkedIn, colleague recommendations or more, there…

Channel 4 join Evenbreak!

Press release: Channel 4 has today announced that it will advertise all of its future vacancies on a specialist job site run by and for disabled people. Channel 4 hopes the initiative will attract even more applications from disabled people in a bid to further diversify its workforce and help disabled people break into the…

Are you a disabled Techie? BBC wants you!

Our friends at the BBC are keen to create an even more diverse workforce, and they are focusing on attracting disabled candidates to work in their technology roles. Here is the story of Ben, and how he came to gain a job at the BBC (original article here): A year ago Ben Mustill-Rose, a developer…

How can employers avoid disability discrimination in job adverts?

Another really useful guest blog from legal expert, Emma Bashaw. Job adverts are used to advertise vacant jobs within a company. At their most basic they include details about the role, the required qualifications, and how to apply. Given that many of the best candidates are also disabled, employers must take care that their job…

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