The U.S. Department of Labor has announced "The Right Talent, Right Now" as the theme for the 2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The 2019 theme emphasizes the essential role that people with disabilities play in America's economic success, especially in an era when historically low unemployment and global competition are creating a high demand for skilled talent.
Presenters at the annual conference of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) urged attendees to adopt strategies to make their workplaces more inclusive of people with disabilities. The top tip: provide training and take action to fight subconscious bias.
This article reports on a recent study that indicates more employers than ever are prioritizing leave management. Employers are achieving improved outcomes through comprehensive approaches that combine compliance with laws (ADA, workers’ compensation, etc.) with a focus on positive employee experiences.
Presenters at the recent National Conference on Work and Cancer offered advice on issues such as disclosing medical information and requesting reasonable accommodations.
The writer of this opinion piece urges Pennsylvania legislators to adequately fund the state’s Vocational Rehabilitation program, which provides job training and support services for individuals with disabilities.