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Posts Tagged 'hiring 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.

Effective Use of Branding and Recruitment Technology, Key to Hiring Millennials 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.    

MetLife Employer Spotlight: We Help People Pursue More from Life

Make Life Matter at MetLife. To be a world-class organization, MetLife needs world-class talent. The unique backgrounds and fresh perspectives our employees bring to the workplace allow us to have a competitive edge wherever we do business around the globe. MetLife.com/Careers

Five Steps for Online Career Fair Success

Online career fairs are a quick and easy way to stand out from the hundreds of other applicants and really get an employer's attention. But without the right preparation, it can turn into a race against the clock to relay your professional value while also getting useful information about the company's career prospects. GettingHired is holding a free online career fair on October 5th for job seekers with disabilities to connect with inclusive employers, actively looking for talented candidates with disabilities. Maximize your online career fair experience using this 5 step checklist...

The Top Qualities Veterans Bring to Your Business

Veteran hiring has become a big topic for employers over the last five years. 2014 saw a record low of the U.S. veteran unemployment rate for the last eight years, with job opportunities opening up particularly within federal contracting companies. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this has continued to drop and businesses are beginning to recognize the value veterans can bring to their business objectives. We take a look at some of the unique qualities that veterans can bring...

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.

What's in a Military Discharge and How Can it Impact my Employability?

As most veterans are acutely aware, all separating military service members will receive a government issued DD-214 discharge paper when officially leaving the service and returning to civilian status. Most military enlisted members are typically bound to completing a term of enlistment. However, there are other ways of voluntary or involuntarily separating from active-duty military status, including separating prior to completing a typical 4-year term enlistment obligation.

For Transitioning Veterans - Understanding Various Employee Benefit Packages

For many transitioning veterans, negotiating and making decisions on proposed civilian employee benefit packages is truly a different world. While in the military, a veteran can easily become comfortable and accustomed to an abundance of free health and dental care, legal services, housing benefits, the GI Bill for those interested in continuing education, along with a list of other perks that are generally included with their enlistment.

The View from Someone Else’s Boots: "Overcoming the 'Intimidation Factor' towards Transitioning from the Military to Navigating the Commercial Workplace.”

Generally speaking, there are various transition enhancement programs available for returning veterans such as the 2011 President's Executive Order 13518, "Veterans Employment Initiative Task Force." This measure is specifically designed to bolster recruitment and employment by providing various tax credits and other incentives to employers that hire deserving returning veterans. There is also the Department of Defense's "Transition Assistance Program" (TAP), that trains separating veterans on crossing the cultural bridge to the civilian world. 

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 ..."