Posted on 10/1/2015 11:50 AM By Jim Hasse
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.
Posted on 5/11/2015 8:30 AM By Jim Hasse
If I hire the wrong person for my team who doesn’t show results or ends up to be the “wrong fit,” my credibility as a people manager among my fellow vice presidents (and the CEO, my boss) will be on the line.
That’s the nagging feeling I always had as a hiring manager whenever I needed to add or replace a person on my team. And I believe that’s a fairly common concern for anyone in a position of making a hiring decision today.
Posted on 3/31/2015 2:40 PM By Jim Hasse
Being prepared for that transition is vital, if we are to be seriously considered for promotions (even though we may be considered to be “different” due to our disabilities). Taking personal responsibility for being ready to take the next step in our advancement can give us a jump on other candidates for an open position.
Posted on 2/16/2015 12:00 PM By Jim Hasse
The secret to my success in business comes down this: I’ve had an opportunity to use my personal happiness as a stepping stone to forging links between people in my workplace.
Posted on 1/26/2015 9:40 AM By Jim Hasse
If I had to select one word which describes what it’s like to grow up with a lifelong disability, it would be “fear.”
As a child, I feared being left by my parents with others -- even with a familiar baby sitter.
I remember the panic I felt one evening when I was left in a church pew alone because my parents temporarily stepped out of the sanctuary.
Posted on 12/1/2014 11:02 AM By Jim Hasse
According to the National Council on Disability’s 2008 study, “Achieving Independence: The Challenge of the 21st Century,” the most commonly cited reason among employers for not hiring people with disabilities is a “lack of qualified applicants.”
Posted on 10/21/2014 8:00 AM By Jim Hasse
Are you a motivated jobseeker ready to break accessibility barriers (particularly in terms of available transportation and accessible technology) you may face in your effort to gain employment that is meaningful and rewarding?
Posted on 9/15/2014 11:30 AM By Jim Hasse
One of the marks of leadership is how flexible you are in working with people to effectively get a job done as an employee, coworker or supervisor. For me, that flexibility means knowing when to step up, when to step aside and when to step down on the job for the benefit of the corporate endeavor.
Posted on 8/18/2014 8:30 AM By Jim Hasse
For a long time, those of us dealing with disability employment issues have realized that individuals with a disability can add a valuable perspective to corporate efforts in the mainstream business world.
That message has had a difficult time getting public attention, but that may be changing.
Posted on 7/7/2014 8:00 AM By Jim Hasse
The key to getting paid what you’re worth by a prospective employer is to sell yourself first to the hiring manager and talk about money and benefits later, according to Lee Miller (www.employability-expert.com), a career/executive coach and human resources consultant.