Tag Archives: Disability
I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but there is a new Star Wars film coming out. One of our “solutions” at Disability Solutions is to support our clients to hire and retain talent with disabilities. Over the past two and a half years I’ve been doing just that – and like Darth Vader I find myself saying to a colleague, a community partner and ultimately my client that “The Force …Read More
The latest participant in the Chicago Blackhawks “What’s Your Goal” series scores one of the greatest goals ever while assisted by her hero, Duncan Keith.
In February of 2012, I awoke from surgery in Balboa Naval Hospital San Diego and realized I was going to have to reevaluate my future career path. My dream of being a police officer was shattered, and I was looking all over the hospital for my ‘cat-like reflexes’ that had suddenly disappeared after that first surgery. I was placed on a medical hold, and after several more surgeries, I was finally cleared to retire …Read More
Increase Success in Identifying High Potential Jobseekers with Disabilities The process of interviewing jobseekers has a simple goal: Identify the jobseeker with the highest potential for success. The interviewer’s objective is to engage each candidate in such a way that he or she can accurately judge the jobseeker’s likelihood of success in the both the job itself and within organization. The cost of not getting this right? Substantial. Poor hiring …Read More
I have to be honest, I have spent 2 MONTHS writing this single blog post. Bloggers block? Laziness? Frustration? Probably. After attending a conference in August, I decided I was going to write the classic bright shiny objects (BSO) blog, an opportunity to point out what I saw as obvious distractions in the current approaches to outreach and hiring in the disability talent pool. After a chat with a friend …Read More