Leading parcel delivery firm DPD recently announced they will be taking on an additional 6,000 people in response to the increase in demand for online shopping. This will involve a diversity of roles, and DPD are determined to attract a diversity of candidates too. They understand the benefits of employing disabled people in terms of accessing different skills, ideas and thinking styles, and are signatories to the ‘Valuable 500’ initiative (companies whose leaders have committed to putting disability inclusion on their business leadership agenda).
In order to embed inclusion and diversity widely so the whole company can benefit, they have formed a partnership with Evenbreak, a social enterprise helping employers to attract and retain more talented disabled people. All DPD roles are now advertised on Evenbreak’s specialist disability job board, and they are already attracting quality applications from disabled candidates.
Evenbreak will also be providing support to recruiters and hiring managers on making their hiring practices even more inclusive and accessible.
DPD has always been a great employer, providing excellent benefits, training and rewards for its people, and disabled employees will benefit from these too.
Steve Mills, Director of IT for DPD Group (UK), said, “We know there is a wealth of talented disabled people out there, and DPD Group is keen to benefit from that talent. Working with Evenbreak will help to enhance our reputation as an employer of choice.”
Jane Hatton, Founder and CEO of Evenbreak said, “We are delighted to be working with such a forward-thinking company. DPD are ensuring that their business expansion is also an opportunity to attract the very best diverse talent, and embed inclusion throughout their operations.”