Promoting Inclusivity in the Workplace for People With Disabilities

Even though October was Disability Employment Awareness Month, we should make every month Disability Employment Awareness Month. Every business owner should be trained to be advocates for people with disabilities so that they can better able to recognize the impediments that these people face when seeking employment and when actually working. Knowing these impediments can better help an employer focus on the strengths that people with disabilities have and reward for those strengths.

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HR Professionals Attend Workshop To Build a Better Neurodiverse Workforce

More than 100 HR professionals attended a workshop at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Mount Washington, MD. The purpose of the workshop was to build a neurodiverse workplace.

Ed is a client working with employU at Centerline Utilities as an Engineering Technician in Palm City. It has taken Ed many years to get to the point where he felt he was ready for gainful employment again. Today, Ed works with a project management team  Continue reading

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How to Create Better Employee Experiences for Workers with Disabilities

Companies that successfully attract and retain diverse talent have an edge — we all know that.

Many studies have shown that it pays to have a varied workforce. For example, international management consulting firm McKinsey & Co.’s January 2018 report “Delivering Through Diversity,” which is based on a study of more than 1,000 companies in 12 countries, concludes that the most diverse companies are likely to have above-average profitability.

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Do You Feel Undervalued at Work? Here’s What You Should Do.

Feeling undervalued at work? It might be time to do something about it. But first, ask yourself if you’re being realistic about your expectations. When you’re ready, talk to your boss about your achievements and where you could improve, says author Annie McKee, as quoted in the Harvard Business Review. Other steps she suggests would be to help make you and your team stand out more, praise others and don’t forget to give yourself a Continue reading

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