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 fitness centers.
Telecommuting can be an especially valuable benefit for many professionals with disabilities because there are times when being able to work from home is necessary—whether to accommodate a disability ...Read full blog entry»
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 people with disabilities can be part of the “talent solution” for corporations. Companies that participated included Alcoa, Bayer, CVS Caremark, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Disc...Read full blog entry»
I recently wrote in Huffington Post that more than a dozen major U.S. companies – including Lowe’s, Procter & Gamble and Best Buy – are following Walgreens’ lead and are recruiting job seekers with disabilities. Meanwhile, Walmart, the largest private employer in the United States, projects it will hire 100,000 veterans in the next five years.
While this is great news, these are just snippets of the increasingly inclusive hiring practices among the growing number of companies that value diversity nationwide. The improving economic forecast means t...Read full blog entry»