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Posts Tagged 'people with disabilities'

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3 Tips for recruiting college students with disabilities

Organizations with an eye for the future should always be on the lookout for the best graduates who can help to build their employer brand and expand their business in the years ahead.  This means developing engagement programs that reach out to young people from all backgrounds and college students with disabilities are a key demographic that should not be overlooked.  Read this new blog to learn three tips for recruiting college students with disabilities.

Positive growth trend for job seekers with disabilities

Diversity and inclusivity in the workplace is something that continues to be a hot topic among organizations across the US, and now a new report has revealed positive change is taking place that shows companies are not simply paying lip service to this idea. The latest National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Jobs Report for December 2016 has highlighted slow but steady improvement in the prospects for job seekers with disabilities across the country at present.  

Getting Help through an Employee Assistance Program

Employee Assistance Programs have been around since the 1970's, and although they have been widely adopted by small and large companies, many employees don't take full advantage of them. What exactly can these free services support you with as an employee with a disability?  

A Tale of Multiple Presidential Policies

It's almost decision time! The disability vote can have a big impact on the election results and organizations across the country have been encouraging voters with disabilities to make their voice heard. We look at the major issues and policies most affecting individuals and veterans with disabilities, some of which both Clinton and Trump respond to.

Living the Future: New Developments in Assistive Technology

Technology has dramatically changed our lives and new developments and capabilities are being created faster than ever before. A lot of these new technologies function as assistive technology, benefiting thousands of people with disabilities around the world. And with an ever expanding life expectancy, the population of people with disabilities will only continue to expand also. We take a look at some of the most exciting technology and what it means for individuals with disabilities today. 

How to Reenter the Workforce As If You Never Left

Are you considering returning to work after taking time out from employment? It can be difficult transitioning back into the working world. Where do you start? How should you address your absence with new employers? Use these five tips to help make the transition smoother...

The View from Someone Else’s Boots, "My Personal Road to Having a Disability"

U.S. Navy veteran Ed Crenshaw is an active disability advocate and regular GettingHired blogger. With years of expertise in the veteran and disability space, as a consultant, author and radio host, Ed's career has always been centered on diversity and inclusion. It wasn't until recently, that Ed became an individual with a disability himself. He shares his personal story with us.

Create and Achieve Your Big Dreams

It's important to have goals for yourself: both short term and long term. If you can't envision where you want to be- you'll never get there. Sometimes our dreams can seem unrealistic or out of reach. Or you may not be sure of what your dream is. But whatever you would like to do, it will most likely involve both successes and setbacks.

The View from Someone Else’s Boots, 'Ban the Box' in the Workplace and Exactly What it Means to You

Have you heard of the new 'Ban the Box' initiative? It's aim is to improve ex-offenders employment opportunities, which have been bleak for many years. This could also be good news for some people with disabilities in improving their employment prospects.

Why College Students with Disabilities Are Not Getting Needed Career Services

Why is the employment rate for students with disabilities lagging so far behind that of students without? While there is no quick fix to this dilemma, there are institutionalized obstacles that should be addressed within college and university career centers, disability services and employer relations. Here are some practical changes that could potentially have a real impact on employment rates for students with disabilities.

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