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”

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”

New Report Exposes Top Three Disability Hiring Myths

A newly released report from The Conference Board underscores what we at Think Beyond the Label have been saying all along: You CAN quantify the value that people with disabilities bring to a company. In “Leveling the Playing Field: Attracting, Engaging, and Advancing People with Disabilities,” The Conference Board, a non-profit business association, explores how … Continue reading “New Report Exposes Top Three Disability Hiring Myths”