This resource guide identifies relevant federal and federally funded resources for employers looking to recruit, hire, retain, and promote people with disabilities. It is designed to answer common questions raised by employers and to identify relevant resources for employers who want additional information on specific topics. The goal of this guide is to help employers implement commonsense solutions to ensure that people with disabilities, like all Americans, have the opportunity to obtain and succeed in good jobs and careers.
The guide uses a question and answer format to help employers navigate core issues related to the employment of people with disabilities. It is by no means comprehensive, but it is meant to provide answers to key questions in an easy-to-use format, with links to federal and federally funded resources that can provide further information. The guide is broken into four sections:
1. Best Practices for Recruiting Candidates with Disabilities: Section One provides resources on how to conduct targeted outreach, ensure that the hiring process is accessible, and ask effective questions during an interview.
2. Best Practices for Respecting, Retaining and Promoting Employees with Disabilities: Section Two provides suggestions for developing successful orientation and on-boarding, career development, and mentoring programs. It also provides information on employee resource groups, disability awareness training, and disability etiquette training.
3. Best Practices for Providing Reasonable Accommodations: Section Three provides resources on common reasonable accommodation requests as well as suggestions for developing reasonable accommodation procedures.
4. The Legal Framework: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: Section Four provides an overview of the two key civil rights laws on private sector employment of people with disabilities.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting People With Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Employers