workers with disabilities
There are many businesses that are leading the way in promoting an inclusive workplace, businesses that are proud of the advancements they have made in hiring workers with disabilities. Why are they so passionate about hiring disabled workers?
Hiring people with disabilities is a strategy that smart companies will want to put into action today. The voluntary self-disclosure form marks the beginning of an opportunity for both companies and job seekers alike.
Goodwill is paying some of its disabled workers just 22 cents an hour, while the charity’s executives make six figure salaries. A labor law loophole enables the practice.
That tells me something I've been saying all along to hiring managers and HR executives: Qualified people with disabilities can be recruited just like anyone else, and very rarely do they need special treatment.
For the sake of U.S. competitiveness -- and above all, equality -- it is time to prove wrong the common misperception that individuals with disabilities are non-active members of society.
f my company or manager were not flexible about me working from home on occasion -- as long as I'm actually getting my work done -- I would not be able to keep this job. I really doubt I am the only person (or person with a disability) in the country in this situation.
The Walgreens model is not the answer for everyone. Figuring out how to employ people with disabilities in middle- and high-skilled jobs would improve this group's economic outlook and give American competitiveness more bang for the buck.
There is a wealth of talent that happens to be located right here at home, and the good news is, many of America's largest companies are recognizing and stepping up their efforts to reach out, recruit, and hire them.