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Disability and Age Discrimination Claims Reinstated

A Tennessee employee who was asked to take leave until he could collect Social Security and then terminated because of his lifting limitations may go forward with his Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and age discrimination claims, thanks to the 6th U.S. ...




Employees with Disabilities Get the Job Done

During National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), it’s important to remember the value that employees with disabilities bring to the workplace, in addition to our communities, our country and our economy.
 
People with disabilities not only represent the largest and most diverse minority in the United States, but they are also a significant untapped source of qualified candidates. ...




Employees with Disabilities: The Drive for Inclusion

According to AudioEye, a company that focuses on inclusion technology, 5 to 10 percent of the population has a disability or physical limitation that poses a challenge for employment, such as limiting their access to full online content.
 
But trends in technology, including enhanced HCM systems that support inclusion, have made it easier for enterprises to accommodate employees with disabilities, and comply with the law. ...




Conference Navigates Gap Between Science and Government

More than 600 professionals from the worlds of science and politics converged in Brussels late last month to mine internationally accumulated expertise on how best to connect scientific evidence with government decision-making. Infectious disease outbreaks, the use of genetically modified crops, climate change and other pressing issues will all require the input of scientists, speakers said. ...




Recruiters Expect to Hire More with the Same Budgets in 2017

More recruiting budgets will stay flat in 2017 compared with the previous year, despite the expectation that hiring volume will increase for many companies, according to new research from LinkedIn.
 
Over half (56 percent) of nearly 4,000 corporate talent acquisition managers from 35 countries said they expect to make more hires compared to 2016, even though a majority expect no growth in recruiting head count (61 percent) or budget (52 percent). ...




PREPARING FOR SUCCESS THROUGH WORK-BASED LEARNING

Work-related experiences during school are associated with better employment outcomes for students with disabilities. We encourage you and others in your organization to collaborate with AccessCAREERS to meet students and take advantage of one or more of the work experience options listed below. ...




Recruiting Students with Disabilities to Your Internship

Corporate success depends on attracting the best minds. However, many companies report their number one problem is locating talented workers. 
Including employees with disabilities enhances creativity and potential for solutions in your workforce, a benefit noted by William Wulf, president of the National Academy of Engineering, who stated, ". ...




17 Tips for Anti-Harassment Training

The recent release of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) report on sexual harassment shouldn’t be cause for a collective yawn. Rather, the report contains the seeds for great ideas to fight harassment of all stripes, including that based on race, gender, national origin and religion. ...




Best Jobs for Candidates with Physical Disabilities

The job market for candidates with disabilities should improve significantly starting in March of next year, thanks to changes in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The amendments are designed to help a sector of the workforce who often face high obstacles to employment. Called the "Final Rule," the U. ...




3 Simple Ways to Turbocharge Employee Productivity

Do you ever feel like you have to leave work to get any actual work done? Between interruptions, meetings and distractions, sometimes the office seems like the least productive place on earth. You’re not the only one who feels this way: Many employees say they get more done when working outside than inside the office. ...