Kicking off the year, January saw the publication of a blog outlining the importance of embracing technology and the positive impact of employer branding when attracting candidates with disabilities.
We drew on research from the NACE's Recruiting Benchmarks Survey, which showed that more than half (55 percent) of employers are now making use of video interviewing techniques. Will this trend extend into 2018? Only time will tell.
Third-party support for small businesses aiming to enhance their outreach to the disabilities community was a key focus in March.
We highlighted the case of a small federal contractor in Kentucky that was able to diversify its team by working closely with us to tap into new sources of talent. A lack of available talent is an ongoing challenge in many sectors, so having the support of a third-party recruitment solution, could be employer’s next step to consider for 2018.
Businesses across the country embraced this year's theme of 'Inclusion Drives Innovation.' However, disability inclusion is not a practice that should be reserved for a single month; we look forward to seeing NDEAM inspired stories throughout 2018.