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Five leaders in disability employment are assembling to offer you a one-day master class in employing disabled people. The conference will take place at 15 Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London, SE1 8DJ, on 12th March 2014 from 9am to 4.30pm.

If you are an HR Director, Recruitment Director or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Director then this event is for you. Learn how to attract more talented disabled people and make your organisation even more accessible and inclusive to this rich and largely untapped pool of talent and keep up to date with best practice.

You will hear how employing disabled people makes solid financial and business sense and also how it will improve your corporate image as ethical team builders who care about reputation, corporate social responsibility and image.

Also covered are all the practical considerations of employing and retaining disabled people. You will hear from:

  • Jane Hatton M.Sc. FCIPD, Founder/Director of Evenbreak
  • Kate Headley, Development Director of The Clear Company, talking about “Creating an inclusive candidate experience”
  • Mary Dunleavy, External Relations Manager from Access to Work, talking about the help and support available to inclusive employers and their disabled employees
  • Dr. Phil Friend OBE, Chairman of Disability Rights UK, talking about “Disabled people as assets, not problems”
  • Kate Nash OBE, CEO of Kate Nash Associates, talking about creating effective Disabled Employee Networks

During these talks some of the UK’s biggest inclusive corporations, and some of the disabled candidates they have employed, will share their real life experiences.

To end the conference, there will be entertaining and thought-provoking insight from Francesca Martinez. Francesca is an award-winning wobbly comedian, writer and campaigner, talking about “What is ‘Normal’?”

What else is in it for you?

This is more than just a conference. It’s a Master class in inclusive employment. You will leave with:

  • Detailed evidence to help you persuade your organisation about the business case for employing disabled people. Each delegate takes away a bound copy of the research.
  • Practical actions you can implement to help your organisation become more accessible, inclusive and attractive to existing and potential disabled employees.
  • Strategies to attract this largely untapped pool of talent to give your organisation the competitive edge.
  • Ideas from expert speakers that are proven to work, for you to adapt to your workplace.
  • Knowledge about what really works in practice from employers and disabled employees with real case studies.
  • Inspiration and motivation to implement best practice around inclusion and accessibility.

More about Evenbreak and how we can help you find talented employees

Ian is 25 and lives in Shropshire. He has an HND in IT and a passion for railways. He has experience in consultancy for councils and the NHS. Ian has an exuberant personality and a knack for picking up new skills quickly. He also has Cerebral Palsy which seems to cause potential employers inexplicable concern.  A long period of constant rejection from employers made him feel despondent, until he found a technical sales role through Evenbreak, giving him confidence and optimism for the future.

Sky Badger spent 3 months trying to find someone to run their regional information service for disabled children and their families. From a whole range of other recruiters and advertisers they had over 80 applications but none was right for the job, time was running out…but then they tried Evenbreak!

“First of all, your employer page was easy to use and control. Of the four applications we got through Evenbreak two now have job offers from us. Their experience and relevant skills set has been mind-blowing. Where do you find these brilliant people! I won’t be advertising with anyone other than Evenbreak ever again, it would simply be a waste of our time. Huge thanks Even Break for growing the Sky Badger team with staff we could only have dreamt of.”  Naomi Marek; Chief Executive.

Evenbreak is the first not-for-profit specialist job board run by disabled people for disabled people. It was founded in 2011 and is run by a disabled businesswoman.  Jane was a finalist in the Stelios Disabled Entrepreneurs Award 2008, and has personal experience of employing many disabled people and the value they bring to a business. As a disabled person herself she knows how important staying in work is – not just for the income, but also for the self-esteem, dignity, feeling of being useful and having a purpose it brings. Evenbreak is keen to promote a positive image of disabled people in employment.

Come and hear more real-life success stories and how to tap into this vast talent pool.

Tickets cost £400 +VAT or £295 + VAT if booked before February 28th.

To secure a place at this valuable event, visit: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/employing-disabled-people-the-bottom-line-tickets-10090798851 or www.evenbreak.co.uk/conference or call 0845 658 5717.

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