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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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A Vocational Rehabilitation Success Story

This is Douglas Walker one of Frank in Winter Haven clients. Think his story might have a few posts in it so excuse the length.

He was given the opportunity to work at Walmart in Apopka by Larry Dunn (General Manger). Larry is trying a new position at Walmart where they are going through a store remodel. As you can imagine many of the items are being moved around as shelves are re-arranged and moved Continue reading

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Does Graduating With Honors Still Matter?

As GPA’s rise, there is an increasing number of college graduates graduating with honors such as cum laude. An employer might encounter 20 or so applicants that have achieved this distinction. This distinction is now becoming less meaningful and colleges and universities are being forced to revisit this honor system.
 
There are a number of possible explanations that should be explored.
 
1. Students getting more savvy about cheating so they won’t get caught. Continue reading

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