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Posts Tagged 'hiring people with disabilities'

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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.

GettingHired Supports Ratification of the Disability Rights Treaty (CRPD)

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).

Job Seeker Experience Survey and a Chance to Win an iPad Mini!

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.

What Employers Should Know About Hiring People With Disabilities

While GettingHired partners with hundreds of employers that make it a practice of hiring people with disabilities, there are many employers out there that still do not. One reason could be a lack of understanding of the benefits of hiring people with disabilities, or misconceptions that the practice could end up costing them too much money or forcing them to settle for less capable workers.

Why Telepresence Robots Could Revolutionize Telecommuting for Employees with Disabilities

Telepresence robots allow users in two different locations to engage in live, face-to-face conversations via mobile machines equipped with video screens. Companies use telepresence robots to provide more personal and productive intera...

Disability Service Organizations are Looking to Hire!

Our community wouldn’t be where it is today without great organizations that push for policy change and innovative companies that create new technology and improve accessibility, for people with disabilities. If you ever wanted to get involved, here’s your chance!

 

Why Training will be Needed for Businesses and Possibly Required

In part three of our coverage of the proposed regulatory changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, it’s time we talk about training. We all know that training is an important aspect for all businesses, and training becomes ev...

Employees With Disabilities Can Bring Innovation to a Company

Diversity in its employees is one of the greatest assets a company can have. By employing people with different abilities and backgrounds, companies are able to garner the diverse knowledge and talents of their employees to work together toward a shared mission and vision.

Are you ready to hire 7% of your Workforce?

In part two of our series of Proposed OFCCP Regs & What They Mean for You, we are going to discuss the big bad 7%. Since the proposed regulatory changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act came out in 2011, federal contractors...

The Pervasive Income Gap Affecting People with Disabilities

Recently released data from the Census’ American Community Survey confirms the long-held suspicion that people with disabilities earn less than their peers. Across all occupations, 52% of workers with disabilities earn less than $25,000