Employers and job seekers are often unclear as to their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Some employers look upon the ADA with a little fear –- fear of litigation, fear that accommodating someone with a disability costs too much money, or fear that accommodations will mean more work for the … Continue reading “Should I Disclose my Disability During a Job Search?”
As a federal contractor, you have specific responsibilities related to the employment of individuals with disabilities. As per the amended Section 503 of The Rehabilitation Act, the goal for disability hiring is 7% across all job groups. Preparation is key and there are steps you can take in advance. Here are some guidelines to help … Continue reading Disability Recruitment- Some Tips
Many employers are finding success with an often overlooked talent pool — candidates with disabilities. Forward-looking employers are developing proactive sourcing plans to create a recruiting pipeline that includes candidates with disabilities. Recruiting Many businesses that employ individuals with disabilities report reduced employee turnover, increased employee loyalty, and increased morale and productivity of other employees. … Continue reading The Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities
On October 7, 1:00 PM Eastern, America’s Job Exchange hosted its first (very successful) Twitter chat! AJE partnered with Job Accommodation Network (JAN) and The Carroll Center to bring valuable information to employers on important components of disability hiring. We had great participation from many organizations and along with our partners got some very insightful … Continue reading AJE’s First Twitter Chat-#NDEAMchat
For companies with federal contracts, OFCCP would like to see employees with disabilities totaling 7% across all job groups. For successful recruitment and retention, such companies need effective outreach and recruitment measures that would allow them to reach this goal. Below are examples of three companies who have made a big difference in the lives … Continue reading Hiring Candidates with Disabilities-Three Examples
Disclosing a disability when in the midst of a job search is a complex decision. While some disabilities are clearly visible, others are not. Although the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against prospective job applicants with a disability, statistics show that the percentage of disabled … Continue reading Should you Disclose a Disability?
Veterans’ Economic Communities Initiative Earlier this year, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald, with leaders from national and local veterans’ service organizations, corporate employers and government agencies, announced the launch of the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative (VECI), an effort focused in a total of 25 U.S. cities to promote economic success for veterans. The initiative … Continue reading Important Government Initiatives in 2015 to Assist Veterans (Part 2)