Why should employers be excited about employing disabled people? And how should disabled candidates ‘sell’ themselves to employers? We look at employment from the point of view of the employer and the disabled candidate to see how each can help the other. An inclusive workplace benefits everyone.
Jane Hatton MSc FCIPD FRSA has worked in diversity since 1990. She founded Evenbreak in 2011, an award-winning social enterprise run by and for disabled people. This helps employers attract talented disabled people through a specialist online job board. Evenbreak is entirely staffed by disabled people. Jane runs Evenbreak lying down with a laptop suspended above her due to a degenerative spinal condition.
Jane is widely published in this field, including the book “A Dozen Brilliant Reasons to Employ Disabled People”. She is a Trustee of two disability charities, Patron of the Inclusive Skills Competitions and on the executive board of the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative. She was also a recruitment expert in BBC2’s “Employable Me”.