In the past, prior to the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, I had an interview with a company that had no access for wheelchairs into the building. I called the Office Manager, with whom I was to interview, using a payphone and explained the situation. The Office Manager understood and agreed to conduct the interview on the front steps of the building; which begs the question: how do we handle interviewing a person who has a disability?
For an employer, the goal should be the same when interviewing a candidate with or without a disability. Continue reading “An Interview with a Disability”
NDEAM stands for National Disability Employment Awareness month. Held each October, NDEAM is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for 2014 is Expect. Employ. Empower.
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We are currently operating in an employer’s market. There are more well-qualified applicants applying for positions than there are great paying positions available. As a human resources professional, that means you have your pick of who you want to choose to fill any given position! On the down side, that means you may have to sort through a lot of applications and resumes in order to find candidates that fill your needs.
Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are very useful tools for wading through the pool of candidates, but it is important to follow a few guidelines in order to prevent them from filtering out good candidates.
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Dave’s Top Ten today counts down the top ten reasons a company should consider hiring people who might have a disability. According to the latest census, 10% of people age 18-64 have a disability. This group of people represents the largest “open” minority in the United States. What I mean by “open” is the fact that any person at any time can unintentionally become disabled and join the group sometime in their life. Needless to say, 10% represents a rather large number of people who are “work ready.”
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