The Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities

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

AJE’s First Twitter Chat-#NDEAMchat

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

America’s Job Exchange to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month #NDEAMchat

America’s Job Exchange is participating 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. This year's theme is "My disability is one … Continue reading America’s Job Exchange to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month #NDEAMchat

Hiring Candidates with Disabilities-Three Examples

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

Should you Disclose a Disability?

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?

New Executive Order on Paid Sick Leave in the Works

The New York Times reported that President Obama has drafted an executive order that applies to federal contractors and sub-contractors. It states that any company that does business with the federal government is to issue paid leave to employees. This will benefit workers who are sick, are seeking medical attention or need to care for a … Continue reading New Executive Order on Paid Sick Leave in the Works