23 Oct 2014
The media furore surrounding Lord Freud’s comments on disabled people in the work place has clearly touched a nerve in the public conscience. Tab Ahmad, EmployAbility’s Founder and Managing Director joined the debate on the BBC2′s Daily Politics to discuss the topic in more detail, in particular around adjustments employers may need to make when […]
13 Aug 2014
At the end of July, EmployAbility launched the first of our new series of masterclasses – Disability Excellence in Practice. Hosted by Shell at their Canary Wharf offices, the EA team were joined by over 15 different organisations ready to learn about how to improve and implement disability inclusive practices into their recruitment processes. The […]
Celebrating Diverse Talent: EmployAbility’s summer drinks reception, hosted by Google for our alumni, clients and partners, took place last month…
07 Aug 2014
On Thursday 17th July, EmployAbility were delighted to be joined by over 70 employers, disabled students and graduates, and other disability organisations for our inaugural ‘Celebrating Diverse Talent’ annual summer drinks party. Kindly hosted by Google at the Secret Garden of their London HQ, the audience heard from Matt Mitro, University Programs Manager at Google, […]
28 May 2014
We are delighted to announce the winners of the Google EMEA Students with Disabilities Scholarships 2014. Google, in partnershhip with EmployAbility, as part of their ongoing commitment to advancing computing and technology, provide scholarships to encourage disabled students to excel in their studies and become active role models and leaders.
EmployAbility launches “EmployAbility in Law” – an interactive talent initiative for disabled students and graduates interested in Law…
09 Apr 2014
On the afternoon of 2nd April, in partnership with EmployAbility, Reed Smith hosted an event for over 40 students and graduates with disabilities, interested in pursuing a career in law. EmployAbility is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to assisting students and graduates with all disabilities, including dyslexia or long term health conditions, into employment.
23 May 2013
We are extremely proud to announce that EmployAbility’s Founder and Managing Director Tab Ahmad has won the prestigious Asian Women of Achievement Award! The Awards, held at the Hilton London on Park Lane on Wednesday 15th May, showcased some of the most inspirational women of this generation. Cherie Blair, Sarah Ferguson and HRH Princess Badiya […]
14 May 2013
EmployAbility is delighted to announce that our Managing Director, Tab Ahmad, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Asian Women of Achievement Award from the hundreds of applicants that were nominated. The Awards were first established fourteen years ago to recognise and provide a platform for an exciting generation of Asian female groundbreakers. The current Patrons […]
EmployAbility hit Paris for the launch of the European Diversity Awards and the European Diversity Conference
12 May 2013
On Thursday 18th April, members of EmployAbility joined other representatives from some of Europe’s most diversity-inclusive employers for the launch of the European Diversity Awards at the W Hotel in Paris. The European Diversity Awards will take place on Thursday 15th September at the Natural History Museum in London. The Awards recognise and celebrate those […]
18 Mar 2013
A recent piece in HR MJagazine highlighted the launch of Google’s new diversity initiatives. Their Head of Diversity and Inclusion believes that activities should focus on the talent pipeline rather than a short term gain. As part of the launch, he talked about “Google’s focus…on building long-term relationships with talent from diverse backgrounds, helping them progress […]
02 Oct 2012
On Thursday 20th September 2012, the brightest stars in Diversity came out to attend the European Diversity Awards, which were held in London. The European Diversity Awards are held to celebrate those organisations and individuals that have shown innovation, creativity and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion during the year. EmployAbility is pleased to be […]
Live Q&A on the Guardian Careers website today at 1pm “Opportunities for diverse jobseekers: internships, schemes and beyond”
23 May 2012
A panel of experts, including our very own Tab Ahmad from EmployAbility, will profile entry-level opportunities for diverse candidates and offer advice to jobseekers from all backgrounds. Join the Guardian Careers live on Wednesday 23 May at 1pm. http://careers.guardian.co.uk/diverse-talent-entry-level-jobs
26 Apr 2012
The EmployAbility Skills Workshops offer a unique opportunity to gain essential and practical tips and guidance on how to write effective application forms and CVs, how to succeed at interviews and assessment centres. Don’t miss the opportunity to benefit from these valuable interactive skills sessions. Please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as […]
13 Dec 2011
We are delighted to be partnering with the EDA for the 2012 awards.
Now in their second year, the EDA celebrate and reward those organizations and individuals who have shown outstanding commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. RBS themselves celebrated a double win at the 2011 event, winning the Boutique Marketing – Marketing Campaign of the Year Award, while CEO Chris Sullivan accepted the accolade for the Abercrombie & Fitch Diversity Champion of the Year.
09 Nov 2011
On Wednesday 9 November, in partnership with Google, EmployAbility inaugurated the Google TechAbility programme – this is the first programme dedicated to hiring disabled engineers in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and marks a significant milestone for Google’s disability strategy.
14 Sep 2011
AGCAS Conference 2011: As experts in the field of disability and employment, EmployAbility will be presenting a workshop to help HE Careers Advisers in advising on the recruitment of disabled graduates.
20 Jul 2011
Inventor and dyslexic Tom Pellereau was named the winner of The Apprentice UK, crediting his dyslexia as a contributing factor in his amazing win, calling it a “massive positive.”
18 Jul 2011
EmployAbility have been shortlisted in the Société Générale “Charity of the Year” category of the European Diversity Awards 2011.
08 Jun 2011
The article quotes Tab Ahmad, Managing Director & Founder of EmployAbility, who highlighted the benefits of recruiting from the widest pool of talent to create more diverse teams, which produce more innovative solutions. The piece also mentions the barriers that disabled job applicants face, which many employers are unaware of.
The complete article can be viewed on the FT website http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/86e38e22-9095-11e0-9531-00144feab49a.html#ixzz1OnJ2Pj9o
25 May 2011
Our Spring Newsletter highlights, along with our regular features and news, current internship and graduate programmes, skills workshops, recruitment fairs we are attending this summer, and the EmployAbility Ambassador Programme.
20 Mar 2011
A recent report published by the Equality Challenge Unit, gives an encouraging insight into the progress being made by higher education institutions over recent years with regard to equality legislation and best practice. The number of staff and students who feel able to declare a disability has continued to increase, testament to the work institutions […]