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”

A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities

A Message from Delaware Governor Jack MarkellA Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities are a testament to the progress we are making. I ask you—businesses, self-advocates, practitioners, family members—to continue to “think beyond the label” by spreading the word that employing people with disabilities is not only the right thing to do, it makes … Continue reading “A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities”

So You Want To Be a Welder?

What can a sheet metal company in Minnesota teach us about hiring? Lots, it seems. Following a financial crisis and a great recession, with a fiscal deficit now looming, companies still say the major reason many people can’t find jobs is that U.S. education is failing to keep up with rising skills demands. That’s partly … Continue reading “So You Want To Be a Welder?”

Are You A “Smart Hire?”

Here at Think Beyond the Label, we’ve long known that people with disabilities have extraordinary abilities and bring significant value to the workplace. That said, we are big believers in “show me, don’t tell me.” So today, we are launching “Smart Hire,” our new feature series that will tell compelling stories of the most productive, … Continue reading “Are You A “Smart Hire?””