Smart Hire: A New Tool to Recruit Pre-Screened Job Seekers with Disabilities

Think Beyond the Label is excited to announce the Smart Hire program, which will officially kick off tomorrow. Smart Hire is an innovative online resource that introduces employers to a select group of candidates with disabilities who are looking for jobs or internships. Found on thinkbeyondthelabel.com/smart-hire, the program pre-screens and pre-qualifies candidates from a wide … Continue reading “Smart Hire: A New Tool to Recruit Pre-Screened Job Seekers with Disabilities”

And the Number Is In! Labor Dept. Sets 7 Percent Hiring Goal

After months of anticipation, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule to improve the employment outlook for people with disabilities—setting a hiring goal for federal contractors and subcontractors that 7 percent of each job group in their workforce be qualified individuals with disabilities. The Labor Dept. updated Section 503 of the Rehabilitation … Continue reading “And the Number Is In! Labor Dept. Sets 7 Percent Hiring Goal”

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”