We wanted to know what businesses, employment, and training professionals and job seekers with disabilities who used Think Beyond the Label need to move the dial on employment for people with disabilities. So we decided to ask our users to find out directly from them. There were striking similarities across all surveyed, with an overwhelming … Continue reading “Practical Info Tops Respondents’ Wishlist of Online Resources”
Hire Learning: TBTL’s Blog
Think Beyond the Label’s collaborative blog is called Hire Learning for a reason. We’re engaging thought leaders in both the business and disability communities to bring you fresh perspectives on topics that are important to helping you evolve your workforce.
Note that views expressed by Guest Bloggers are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Think Beyond the Label or Health & Disability Advocates.
In Think Beyond the Label’s hometown of Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust, the region’s largest community philanthropic foundation, celebrated their 100th anniversary by holding a unique, philanthropic event called On the Table. On the Table was a region wide conversation to discuss the ways that we can continue to support our communities. On May 12th, … Continue reading “Funding Disability Matters!”
How can a college or university career services office more effectively serve students with disabilities? Here at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), a university in upstate New York, we in career services have found our success enhanced by collaboration with the disability services offices as we share the opportunity to serve students and support them … Continue reading “Employment and Disability Collaboration at RIT”
When we led a survey to find out what professionals with disabilities wanted in their job search, we got some surprising results. First and foremost we were thrilled to see that job seekers with disabilities look for jobs like anyone else. Around 93% of respondents use social media as online job search tools, with LinkedIn … Continue reading “What Professionals With Disabilities Really Want in Their Job Search”
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the Hire4Ability blog series. It’s a monthly guest column, featured on the Hire Learning blog, which will be authored by a different job seeker with a disability each month. The series is designed to give Think Beyond the Label’s pool of job seekers with disabilities a new vehicle … Continue reading “Introducing Hire4Ability: A New Blog Series to Highlight Talented Job Seekers with Disabilities”
One of the most important topics that I believe is critical for our ongoing dialogue in PwD: The Working Life is to think about how people with disabilities can truly create their own narratives and show their current or potential employers the value of who they are and what they can offer to an organization. … Continue reading “PwD: The Working Life: What’s Your Personal Brand?”
I’m excited to be starting PwD: The Working Life, a new column for the Hire Learning blog. This is an idea that has been brewing in my head for several years. I believe it’s time we think about reimagining disability for the 21st century. Living in the digital age, it’s apparent that the nature of … Continue reading “PwD: The Working Life: Let’s Talk about Disability in the 21st Century”
Rachel Schneider is an intelligent young professional at the top of her game. She also happens to have a neurological condition called Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), which makes her highly sensitive to sounds, smells, touch and other senses. Rachel has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, and has … Continue reading “Working at CH2M HILL, Where “It’s O.K. to Be You””
For several years, Think Beyond the Label has been connecting qualified job candidates with disabilities to businesses looking to hire great talent. As 2014 comes to a close, we’re taking aim at several achievable goals for the New Year. First, we will keep working to improve the employment rate of people with disabilities. Compared to … Continue reading “Wrapping Up 2014 & Looking Ahead to the New Year”
Illinois is home to more than one million people of working age with disabilities. These neighbors, friends and relatives too often face disproportionate challenges when it comes to being self-sufficient and meeting their life goals. As a result, only 35 percent of adults with disabilities participate in the workforce, compared with 79 percent of those … Continue reading “Illinois Thinks Beyond the Label”