Evenbreak, the world’s first global disability job board run by and for disabled people, has seen a landslide of summer award shortlists and a prestigious accreditation, culminating in four potential trophies and national recognition for their dedication to being the very best in inclusive employment.
After two months of assessment, the business is proud to announce it has been accredited with an RNIB Visibly Better Employer Quality Standard. This recognises that the business has become a better and more inclusive employer for people with sight loss.
With only one in four people of working age with sight loss in employment and around 11,000 people with sight loss in the UK actively seeking work, Evenbreak is hugely passionate about improving these figures, both through its own business and also working with global businesses to support and employ the sight loss community.
Talking about the accreditation, Jane Hatton, CEO and Founder of Evenbreak, said:
“All of the Evenbreak team have lived experience of disability, and we want to make sure we attract and retain the very best talent by removing any barriers they might face in recruitment and employment practices. People with sight loss are far too often excluded from the workplace, and we wanted to ensure we could access that pool of talent. The Visibly Better Employer standard helped us to check our processes for any barriers, and then let people with sight loss know that we are open to their skills.”
As well as this coup, Evenbreak has also been shortlisted for the following awards:
- OnRec Awards 2023 under the Niche Job Board category which will be announced on 14th September.
- UK Social Enterprise Awards 2023 – shortlisted for the category of Social Enterprise Building Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Justice Award which will be announced on 30th November 2023.
- The Global Recruiter UK Awards 2023 under the Best Innovation category which will be announced on 14th November.
- The Go Global Awards 2023, held in Rhode Island, USA, which will be announced on 8th November
Evenbreak, Founder and CEO, Jane Hatton, added: “Our team works incredibly hard to open up opportunities for the disabled community in the employment market so to get credit and acknowledgment for this is hugely motivating for us all. We very much look forward to adding to our burgeoning trophy cabinet and supporting even more businesses and candidates going forward.”
For more information about Evenbreak, visit www.evenbreak.co.uk