Disabled jobseekers don’t always appreciate how valuable they are to employers. We look at how candidates can sell themselves to potential employers as premium candidates, and how to persuade employers that being disabled can be a positive advantage to them.
Jane has worked in diversity since 1990. She founded Evenbreak in 2011, an award-winning social enterprise run by and for disabled people. This helps inclusive employers and talented disabled people find each other through a specialist online job board. Evenbreak is entirely staffed by disabled people. Jane runs Evenbreak either lying down
with her laptop above her, or standing at meetings and events due to a degenerative spinal condition.
Jane is widely published in this field, including the books “A Dozen Brilliant Reasons to Employ Disabled People” and “A Dozen Great Ways to Recruit Disabled People”. She is 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”. She was named as the 7th person on the Shaw Trust Power 100 ‘Britain’s Most Influential Disabled People’ list in 2019.