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.
In order to compete in today's candidate driven job market, companies need to understand how to successfully attract and recruit the brightest talent from the largest segment of the workforce: millennials. Through effective use of both technology and branding, you can position your company as the employer of choice for millennial talent with and without disabilities.
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.
The invention of Braille has been a lifeline to millions of blind and visually impaired people, giving them access to education through literacy. We celebrate its invention globally each year on the inventor Louise Braille's birthday. But over 90% of all published materials are still inaccessible blind and visually impaired people because of current international copyright laws. This is why the World Blind Union is trying to break this last barrier through their 'Right to Read' campaign.
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?
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.
In late 2013, GettingHired conducted a survey of 328 job seekers with disabilities. The results reveal several areas where employers that hire people with disabilities could improve including, Accessibility, Disability Friendliness, Discrimination, and Communication.