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Eversheds to share its view on diversity in the workplace

International law firm Eversheds is leading a special recruitment breakfast seminar on 27th February 2015 in London. The free-to-attend seminar will be hosted by WCN, a UK and global e-Recruitment software supplier

International law firm Eversheds is leading a special recruitment breakfast seminar on 27th February 2015 in London. The free-to-attend seminar will be hosted by WCN, a UK and global e-Recruitment software supplier. 

At the event, Mardi Smouha, Recruitment Business Partner at Eversheds, and Kate Headley, Chair of the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative and a Director at The Clear Company 2015, will outline Eversheds’ journey in becoming a proficient disability recruiter.

Eversheds, a British multinational law firm headquartered in London, is one of the 50 largest law firms in the world in terms of revenue. Smouha and Headley will outline why a diverse talent pool and workforce are important to Eversheds. They will share their starting point and where they are now, detailing how WCN’s e-Recruitment technology has supported the process.

Recent research revealed that 74% of disabled job seekers would not declare a disability when applying for a job, typically as a result of a previous negative experience. The same research showed that employers want to get this right and many assume that they do, yet disabled people of working age remain less likely to be in employment than their non-disabled colleagues.

Commenting on the event, WCN’s Mark Houlihan, Business Development Manager, said: “Diversity in the workplace is important to any business’ success. Yet many organisations still find it difficult to recruit a greater mix of people.  e-Recruitment tools support diversity recruitment, making the recruitment process accessible to all.”

The purpose of this event is to dispel some myths, share experiences and have the opportunity to ask questions around issues, such as reasonable adjustments, monitoring, communicating with confidence and the law.  If you are interested in attending this breakfast seminar, please go to seminars@wcn.co.uk