Today is Disability Mentoring Day, and hundreds of employers around the country are participating in mentoring and job shadowing programs for students and others with disabilities. Last year, Disability Mentoring Day integrated more than 16,000 students and job seekers in communities in every state. For many companies, though, the most difficult challenge in establishing a … Continue reading “Creating an Inclusive Hiring Blueprint”
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.
Doctors call me “high functioning,” but I’ve had cerebral palsy since birth, which means I walk and talk with quite some difficulty—which was on the edge of “employability” back in 1965 when I first started working for Wisconsin Dairies. Wisconsin Dairies was one of the parent organizations of today’s Foremost Farms USA, a $3 billion … Continue reading “12 Leadership Tips from a Disability Perspective”
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. As a young girl, a poster of a ballerina with these simple words written beneath her hung in my room, to remind me that all it takes is a dream. When it comes to hiring people with … Continue reading “Companies You Can Aspire To”
You know those late-night T.V. infomercials selling car wax, power juicers and skin cream – all with a 30-day money-back guarantee? These perky purveyors don’t expect you will return their product, but they need a way to get it into your hands risk-free. Likewise, in the workplace wouldn’t it be great to test out a … Continue reading “Trial Your Hire with an Internship”
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to join other forward-thinking businesses and hire a worker with a disability. Now what? Your state agency (click here and select your state from the list) can provide you with a fountain of resources, from skill assessment to providing accommodations. If you’re a take-charge person, the best tip I can … Continue reading “Discovering the Wonders of Assistive Tech”
I’m really excited to be a guest blogger for Think Beyond the Label. I’ve been following this campaign since it started making waves in January on news programs and business newspapers — places you don’t expect to see disability stand up for itself. Over and over I’ve been impressed with the campaign’s message and mission: … Continue reading “Beyond we go!”