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Partnership Spotlight: Tim Stump, ARIZONA@WORK

As Director of Partnership Development, at Disability Solutions, I get the opportunity to meet great individuals across the country who are leading efforts to prove jobseekers with disabilities have the same abilities and strengths to be of great value to employers than those without disabilities. One of my favorite and successful partnerships has been with Tim Stump, the Vocational Rehabilitation Employer Liaison at the Arizona Department of Economic Security in …Read More

You’re Not Being Braggadocious: Why it’s OK to Highlight Your Company’s Diversity & Inclusion Efforts

To market, or not to market, that is the question. Hamlet may not have said this exact phrase, but employers across the country are asking themselves this very question, and many have opposite answers…at least when it comes to an inclusive work culture and/or hiring initiatives focused on people with disabilities (PWD) and veterans. Why the debate? Isn’t it a good thing? Of course it is…but let’s take a look …Read More

Partner Spotlight: Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation

We are thrilled to kickoff Disability Solutions talent partnership spotlight series that highlights community organizations across the country working with people with disabilities, by featuring the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR). I first spoke with Ken Pierson and Janice John of DETR in early 2014 when Disability Solutions launched the third Pepsi ACT site in Las Vegas (we are now currently working with nine Pepsi locations nationwide). …Read More

Changing Minds and Changing Lives: The Measurable Business Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities

Nearly 40% of employers are having challenges hiring qualified employees, while at the same time one in five people in the United States have some type of disability and are facing challenges in getting hired.  Some disabilities are visible, such as physical disabilities, and some are hidden; including mental health conditions, medical conditions, learning and cognitive disabilities.  We also have a large population “aging into disability” for the first time …Read More

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

Understanding What “Accommodation” Means For Employers and Candidates with Disabilities

In the discussion about hiring people with disabilities, it’s important that employers and job candidates start from a similar understanding. While some employees experience catastrophic disability and are unlikely to return to work, others come from a different disability experience. These employees encounter a “setback” disability, which involves time away from employment, but offers the prospect of returning to work, either directly or indirectly related to their past occupation. Because …Read More

Pepsi ACT Team Honored with PepsiCo’s Global Harvey C. Russell Inclusion Award

Contact Kim Bragoli Disability Solutions @Ability Beyond Phone: 203-826-3185 4 Berkshire Blvd Bethel, CT 06801 www.disabilitysolutionsatwork.com  PEPSI ACT TEAM HONORED WITH PEPSICO’S GLOBAL HARVEY C. RUSSELL INCLUSION AWARD [Bethel, CT]  – Disability Solutions @Ability Beyond is thrilled to announce that the Pepsi Achieving Change Together (ACT) Team has been recognized with PepsiCo’s prestigious Global Harvey C. Russell Inclusion Award. Working together with Disability Solutions, the Pepsi ACT Team was commended …Read More