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Posts Tagged 'hiring people with disabilities'

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The View from Someone Else’s Boots, "The Importance of Family Relationships towards the Probability of Civilian Workplace Success with Transitioning Veterans"

A recent PEW study titled, "The Difficult Transition from Military to Civilian Life," surveyed 1,853 male and female 'post 9/11' veterans to discover their perspectives on the level of difficulty associated with transitioning and readjusting from the military to civilian life. The results of the study produced some startling data...

GettingHired Interviews Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

GettingHired had a chance to interview Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), at the U.S. Department of Labor, during 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Employer Report Card: Candidates with Disabilities Identify Many Opportunities to Improve

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.

Training Your Recruiting Personnel to Avoid Veteran, Disability Bias and Stereotypes

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.

 

The View from Someone Else’s Boots - Does Your Workplace Culture Encourage or Dissuade Proactive Disability Disclosure

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.