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Veteran Rolls the Dice: Pepsi ACT Las Vegas

HOT OPPORTUNITY It was April in Las Vegas, four months before the opening of Pepsi’s new facility, when I first met Juan Olivo while hosting an open house with the Wounded Warrior Project. Through his positive attitude and the firm handshake, I immediately knew Juan would make a great addition to any company if his background fit the position. Luckily for us both they did. Juan recently ended his time …Read More

What NOT to Do When You Hire A New Employee

Reducing employee turnover is a priority for nearly all companies. However, the new employee is often neglected and employers miss this “golden key” when working to increase retention rates. Companies often analyze turnover from a top-down perspective, focusing on existing employees and ensuring their happiness first. While it can be beneficial to do so, a critical piece is often overlooked: the new employee.  The average cost of turnover starts at …Read More

Mark Lang Makes an Impact on Synchrony Financial

Disability Solutions not only creates and implements disability hiring and retention initiatives for our clients but we also provide career services for jobseekers. One of the programs we offer is our Soft Skills course. This career training program provides jobseekers with the skills and insight to score interviews and land fulfilling jobs with supportive employers. Our Consultant Keith Meadows met Mark Lang at one of the Soft Skills courses. Reflecting …Read More

Julie Cuesta’s Journey to a New Career at Synchrony Financial

Here at Disability Solutions, we know inclusion works. It not only creates a more inviting work culture, but it also helps your business by increasing retention rates and improving your employer brand with both customers and potential team members. We work with our clients to design and implement disability hiring initiatives. Our Consultants are able to work with both Human Resources and other executives at the company as well as …Read More

Social Constructs of Disability

What is a disability? When asked this question most of us think of what’s commonly known as the medical model of disability. The medical model focuses on the individual and is seen in most common definitions of the word. The Oxford Dictionary defines it as “a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities.”  When we look at disabilities not as an individual/medical issue, but as …Read More

People Development vs the Constant Recruiting Cycle

In the 24 hour recruiting and sourcing talent cycle, companies are overloaded with information and surrounded by dozens of options to find and assess potential talent. Despite the intelligence and diversity of options available, employers are dealing with issues that have come upon them both gradually and suddenly. In a recruiting focused world, how can employers stem turnover and focus on the talent they have already hired? Why do our …Read More

Managing Diabetes: An Employer/Employee Success Story

As we celebrate National Diabetes Month this November, I sat down with David Morey, recently retired Senior Operating System Controller of General Electric, to understand how he managed his disability in a senior position and worked with his employer to continue his heavy workload. An overlooked disability that affects a significant amount of employees and jobseekers, diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States.  In 2012 …Read More

Hiring Veterans: The Importance of Partnerships

As we celebrate Veteran’s Day today, I thought I would share a little from some of my previous blogs about the work we do in building partnerships between employers looking for great talent and organizations that assist Veterans with the job search process.  When I first meet with organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project, U.S. Vets, and others, they all ask me the same thing – does my employer client …Read More

Need help attracting and hiring great talent with disabilities? Start here!

Who is Disability Solutions?Disability Solutions works with companies to design hiring and retention strategies for forward-thinking firms that want to stay ahead of hiring trends. We’ve seen these brands succeed in all areas of the talent lifecycle and throughout their company.What are the Benefits to Employers for Utilizing the Disability Solutions’ Career Center? Reach the Largest Untapped Workforce Pool – That is in Itself Diverse:This low-cost option can help you …Read More

What’s Different about Disability Solutions’ Career Center?

This month Disability Solutions launched a new career center focused on making meaningful connections between jobseekers with disabilities and companies that are hiring. There are plenty of niche, not to mention general, job boards out there, so you might be asking yourself “What’s so different about this one?” The Disability Solutions Approach Disability Solutions works directly with companies who want to hire talent with disabilities and helps them increase their …Read More