Free Website Offers Training and Resources on Hiring Employees with Disabilities - Abel HR

W2 Issues/Concerns

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Blog

Check out our weekly blog posts and see the latest news and discussions happening in the HR world of business.

Free Website Offers Training and Resources on Hiring Employees with Disabilities

The Cornell University Institute of Employment and Disability has launched a new website with free training resources designed to help connect employers with job seekers who have disabilities.

The Diversity Partners Project was created for employment specialists, job developers, workforce development staff and others who help people with disabilities find jobs. According to Ellice Switzer, content development specialist at Cornell, “much of the content relates specifically to improving the employment experience of people with disabilities.” Switzer adds that “modules relating to disability etiquette, legal rights, affirmative action requirements and having high expectations for the employment potential of [people with disabilities] are very relevant to HR professionals.”

Specifically, the website provides training for leaders and front-line staff through resources like videos, worksheets, case scenarios, assessments and discussion guides, according to Jeffrey Tamburo, who was instrumental in developing the site. For example, the Building Organizational Capacity: Enhancing Effective Structures for Learning, Culture, and Change module includes a section on workforce development, looking specifically to improving an organization’s ability to serve job seekers with disabilities. A second module dubbed Work and Disability: Past, Present, and Future, is designed to give employers “the information they need to understand the history of people with disabilities as a marginalized segment of the workforce, in order to support and engage [their] staff.”

The best part? Most modules take only 20 minutes to review and the entire site is offered at no cost at all.

To view the website, click here.

Featured BLOGS

  • How To Obtain Client Feedback To Help Your Business

    We can’t emphasize enough how important a good customer experience is for any type of business. No matter how sophisticated your services or products are, a bad customer experience can send your operations downhill. But how can you perfect such if you have no idea what your market wants? This is where client feedback plays a huge role. Let’s explain this further. Studies show that offering excellent customer service impacts the trust level of consumers. And when there is trust, you are likely to get the business. This should be enough reason for you to be proactive in getting client

  • 2021 benefits trends: Integrative medicine

    The global pandemic and resulting spotlight on our healthcare infrastructure has shed a new spotlight on health benefits. As a result, companies are reevaluating their options and expanding and changing their offerings to better meet the needs of a more dialed in and informed audience. One concept that has emerged as a popular benefits trend for 2021 is that of integrative medicine. Under this area of medicine, providers seek to treat the whole patient, as opposed to on an ailment-by-ailment basis, using a variety of different modalities that can be provided by one team of providers, typically all working under

Archives