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Perfectly Able: How to Attract and Hire Talented People with Disabilities

Lighthouse International

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ISBN 10: 0814415644 / ISBN 13: 9780814415641
Published by AMACOM, 2010
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Title: Perfectly Able: How to Attract and Hire ...

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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More than 22 million of the almost 173 million working age individuals in the United States have one or more disabilities. "Perfectly Able" offers practical guidance for companies large and small on how to hire and retain talented and motivated people from within this largely untapped pool of potential employees. Illustrated with enlightening personal stories, this one-of-a-kind book provides insight into what it's like to seek employment as an individual with a disability. Readers will discover how to: evaluate how suited their workplace environment is for disabled or different employees and what needs to be changed; improve and sustain their workforce by hiring the best people, regardless of any disability or diversity issue; effectively recruit, place, and develop individuals with disabilities who can contribute to their company's success; and embrace the differences among their workforce to add value to the organization.

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Perfectly Able is your all-in-one guide to finding and keeping some of your best, most valuable employees. Packed with firsthand accounts of how people with disabilities handle workplace challenges and real-world examples of innovative HR strategies used by major corporations, Perfectly Able offers insights from eSight Careers Network, Lighthouse International’s online resource for job seekers, employers, and small businesses. The book:

· Provides useful information about how to recruit talented individuals with a disability and strengthen your team’s productivity

· Redefines diversity, arguing that the “numbers game” approach is an outdated concept and that full inclusion is the new diversity

· Calls attention to often undetected “special employment” attitudes that can create artificial limits for people who have disabilities

· Supplies dozens of interview questions for pinpointing people with the qualities and skills your organization or company needs

· Provides tips about how to translate a candidate’s volunteer or entrepreneurial achievements into corporate workplace experience

· Outlines effective recruitment strategies for locating top job candidates with disabilities

· Explodes the myth that ADA’s accommodation guidelines make it too expensive to employ workers with disabilities

This insightful, paradigm-busting book will help you redefine your recruitment and hiring practices and open your eyes to the untapped potential for building a truly diverse and inclusive workforce.

Lighthouse International, founded in 1905, is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment, and empowerment. The organization’s headquarters is in New York City.

Jim Hasse, ABC, GCDF, is owner of Hasse Communication Counseling, which specializes in developing, marketing, and facilitating online communities that focus on disability issues. He served as senior content developer for eSight Career Network, where he wrote and edited more than a thousand articles about career management from a disability perspective, and, prior to that, was head of corporate communications for Foremost Farms USA. He is an Accredited Business Communicator and Global Career Development Facilitator and the author of Break Out: Finding Freedom When You Don't Quite Fit the Mold.

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