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From the category archives: Hiring

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The View from Someone Else’s Boots,

The View from Someone Else’s Boots, "The Impact of Proactive Intervention, Proactive Support and Flexibility within the Workplace"

Dr. Philip S. Wang, of the National Institute of Mental Health Alliance for Research Progress in Bethesda, MD states, "Some data is emerging that employer interventions can improve productivity and reduce employee turnover ..."

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Workforce Recruitment Program Is a Win-win for College Students, Employers

Workforce Recruitment Program Is a Win-win for College Students, Employers

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.”

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The Value of a Niche Job Board

The Value of a Niche Job Board

Eighty percent of candidates with disabilities say they use general job boards. Yet, only 29% said they got their last job via a general job board. Niche job boards provide some unique advantages to both job seekers and employers.

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GettingHired’s Employer Partners Join A Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

GettingHired’s Employer Partners Join A Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Today we announce our employer partners participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

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Three Reasons Why Employers Need to Hire People with Disabilities

Three Reasons Why Employers Need to Hire People with Disabilities

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.

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When to Appropriately Fire an Employee with Mental Health Challenges

When to Appropriately Fire an Employee with Mental Health Challenges

Most organizations strive to be equal opportunity employers and with the help of various EEO compliance measures and diversity awareness campaigns, many employers now see the proven attributes and benefits of hiring returning veterans and other people with physical and mental health disabilities. Generally speaking, most people with physical and mental challenges do a great job and make great employees.

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How to Navigate Applicant Tracking Systems

How to Navigate Applicant Tracking Systems

An applicant tracking system (ATS) is software employers use to filter job applications automatically based on a given set of criteria (such as former employers, relevant experience and education levels).

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Employer Value Proposition: How to Appeal to Candidates with Disabilities

Employer Value Proposition: How to Appeal to Candidates with Disabilities

Consulting firm Towers Watson states, “Top-performing companies create a sustainable [Employee Value Proposition] EVP and total rewards strategy based on the needs, demographics and preferences of their workforce.” As such, employers seeking to attract people with disabilities to their positions should understand the unique needs of this audience.

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GettingHired's Online Career Expo - April 23rd

GettingHired's Online Career Expo - April 23rd

GettingHired.com’s Online Career Expo is a unique and accessible opportunity for individuals and veterans with disabilities to engage with our inclusive employer partners in real-time. 

The Online Career Expo will provide attendees with the chance to directly connect with GettingHired’s exclusive employer partners, who are actively looking to hire to expand and diversify their workforce.

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Candidates with Disabilities Are Reluctant to Disclose

Candidates with Disabilities Are Reluctant to Disclose

Only 55% of candidates with disabilities disclose their disability prior to receiving a job offer, according to a survey GettingHired conducted of 328 job seekers with disabilities in late 2013. This poses a problem to employers actively focused on hiring and retaining workers with disabilities. If employers do not know candidates are disabled, how can they measure their progress?

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