Diversity and inclusivity in the workplace is something that continues to be a hot topic among organizations across the US, and now a new report has revealed positive change is taking place that shows companies are not simply paying lip service to this idea. The latest National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Jobs Report for December 2016 has highlighted slow but steady improvement in the prospects for job seekers with disabilities across the country at present.
Employee Assistance Programs have been around since the 1970's, and although they have been widely adopted by small and large companies, many employees don't take full advantage of them. What exactly can these free services support you with as an employee with a disability?
It's almost decision time! The disability vote can have a big impact on the election results and organizations across the country have been encouraging voters with disabilities to make their voice heard. We look at the major issues and policies most affecting individuals and veterans with disabilities, some of which both Clinton and Trump respond to.
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.
Are you considering returning to work after taking time out from employment? It can be difficult transitioning back into the working world. Where do you start? How should you address your absence with new employers? Use these five tips to help make the transition smoother...
U.S. Navy veteran Ed Crenshaw is an active disability advocate and regular GettingHired blogger. With years of expertise in the veteran and disability space, as a consultant, author and radio host, Ed's career has always been centered on diversity and inclusion. It wasn't until recently, that Ed became an individual with a disability himself. He shares his personal story with us.
It's important to have goals for yourself: both short term and long term. If you can't envision where you want to be- you'll never get there. Sometimes our dreams can seem unrealistic or out of reach. Or you may not be sure of what your dream is. But whatever you would like to do, it will most likely involve both successes and setbacks.
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.
Why is the employment rate for students with disabilities lagging so far behind that of students without? While there is no quick fix to this dilemma, there are institutionalized obstacles that should be addressed within college and university career centers, disability services and employer relations. Here are some practical changes that could potentially have a real impact on employment rates for students with disabilities.
Homelessness among military veterans is a growing problem and a prominent national issue that is widely viewed as shameful and preventable to most Americans. The 2012 Annual Homeless Assessment report (prepared by HUD) estimates that there were more than 62,619 homeless veterans on a single night during January in the United States.