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The Ugly Truth of Online Assessment Testing – A Hiring Manager’s Guide to Effective Pre-Employment Screening

Most of us have had the experience of taking an online assessment or test as part of a job application. No matter the industry and position, the format is often familiar – the applicant is asked questions covering everything under the sun about how they would rate their work performance and ability to work well with others, and then they are re-asked those same questions again in different ways. The …Read More

An Interview with Disability Inclusion Advocate Eileen Grubba

We here at Disability Solutions understand the talent value of people with disabilities (PWD) is often stronger than their non-afflicted counterparts. Each day we work to change the minds of employers in the corporate world that hiring people with disabilities is not only the right thing to do, but it’s good for business. And while we focus on putting PWD to work in the private sector, there are those in …Read More

Eileen Grubba on the Shape of Disability Inclusion in Hollywood

This Sunday, movie aficionados from around the world will tune in to the 90th running of the Academy Awards.  Film’s best will be celebrated as they compete for 24 Oscars up for grabs.  The talent among this year’s nominees is top-notch, with the likes of past Oscar winners including Christopher Plummer, Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Meryl Streep and Octavia Spencer.  And the performance by Best Actress nominee Sally Hawkins in …Read More

How I Unwind – Live Now, Not Yesterday or Tomorrow

“Keith is the self-proclaimed world’s biggest fan of relaxation.”  This statement completely reflects what I imagine my retirement theme being.  But tomorrow is not guaranteed so why wait until retirement to enjoy life?  And as I’ve grown older, I’ve come to realize just how important is to live for each day. For the bulk of my career, I worked in the fast-paced and ever changing restaurant industry.  After 12+ years …Read More

How to Lose Employees in a Hurry – The Newbie Treatment

Reducing employee turnover is a central goal of any organization. For each employee lost, turnover costs can easily amount to $5K+, depending on the position. Just think of the cost of new job postings, recruiting fees, training, increased OT from other employees filling the load and lost productivity. It adds up quick with turnover taking a significant bite out of profits. When analyzing turnover, organizations often take a top-down perspective, …Read More

Disclosing My Hidden Disability

I am very lucky – I have a wonderful, supportive family, a fun and rewarding career, and amazing friends. However, it has not always been this way. You see, I have a disability and unlike what you might think of disabilities, mine is hidden. Living With a Disability I first became aware I was a little different when I was just a young child.  As a natural extrovert, I was …Read More

Breaking Barriers: The Toya Robinson Story

Toya Robinson has a lot to celebrate.  Many of us have hurdles and obstacles in life but for Toya, she has had to overcome more than most.  Toya is a Customer Service Representative with Synchrony Financial in Kettering, OH who just completed her one-year work anniversary.  Toya also suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS).  She is a young woman who has survived multiple major surgeries, which have forced her to rely …Read More

From NKOTB to Tool: Finding Myself Through Music

I try not to generalize, but I think it’s fair to say that most of us have private personas that are different than the ones we display at work.  Although many employers have softened their rules within the last decade, as professional adults we are still  expected to behave…professionally.  However, we are all multi-faceted people who are so much more than our careers, and it’s interesting to see the other …Read More

Rudolph Has Talent

I recently sat down with my family to watch a collection of Christmas cartoons and movies, a holiday tradition that I’m sure many of you share.  Among our family favorites are the classics A Charlie Brown Christmas and Frosty the Snowman, as well as a few newer ones such as a Trolls Holiday and Shrek the Halls.  While those films are near and dear to our family, no holiday collection could possibly be complete without the 1964 timeless classic, Rudolph …Read More

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