Disability Hiring Dominates the News

The media world has been alit with stories of how people with disabilities are improving the workforce—bringing unique perspectives that drive innovative thinking and boosts employee satisfaction. BusinessWeek last week profiled Walgreen’s, AMC and Hershey’s, where company leaders gave a multitude of reasons for hiring people with disabilities. In the article, Disabled Recruited From Walgreen to … Continue reading “Disability Hiring Dominates the News”

Telecommuting Is a Top Perk for Workers with Disabilities, Survey Says

A new survey we commissioned around telecommuting reveals that 81% of professionals with disabilities would like to telecommute, at least part time. Telecommuting also is named as the second most-wanted benefit among workers with disabilities, just behind paid time off. And it beat out other office perks like free lunch, flexible spending programs and onsite … Continue reading “Telecommuting Is a Top Perk for Workers with Disabilities, Survey Says”

Most Best Places to Work Offer Telecommuting

The telecommuting debate continues to dominate the headlines, reaching its peak in late February after Yahoo! CEO Marissa Meyers banned telecommuting by employees. Think Beyond the Label believes the benefit of telecommuting outweighs the potential risks. This is a cost-effective technological accommodation and a great option for attracting and integrating more people into the workforce, … Continue reading “Most Best Places to Work Offer Telecommuting”

How Hiring the Disabled Boosts More than the Bottom Line

Donating to earthquake victims, hosting employee volunteer days, and buying more local products — a new Harvard Business Review article says many corporate philanthropic efforts, while well intended, don’t always provide real societal returns, and could end up hurting businesses in the long run. The authors, Harvard professors Michael Porter and Mark Kramer, introduce a … Continue reading “How Hiring the Disabled Boosts More than the Bottom Line”