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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The job of an employment recruiter often proves mission critical to a business as its primary responsibility is to maintain an invaluable gateway and pipeline that constantly identifies, distinguishes, attracts, cultivates and secures new and diverse talent. These everyday endeavors of the recruiter, helps to ensure the essential 'life blood' of an organization and in many ways help it to adjust to the varying needs of diverse consumers, adapt to changing market trends and fortify its capability to compete in a given industry.
Many organizations now have very aggressive hiring goals towards returning veterans and people with disabilities. This focus is especially relevant during an era where people with disabilities are the largest minority group, represent the highest segment of the unemployed in the US and the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are returning from combat.
This past Tuesday, GettingHired attended the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., to stand with 700+ disability, civil rights, faith based, and veterans organizations, calling for immediate ratification of the Disability Rights Treaty, formally known as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
GettingHired wants to better understand the job search experience from our candidates. By filling out this short survey, you will be providing important and anonymous information about your job search experience, which will help GettingHired provide valuable insights to our employer partners on hiring candidates with a disability.