Goodwill Industries recently conducted an Inclusive Hiring Survey in which we asked community employers to self-assess their efforts to engage and hire individuals with disabilities. Now more than ever, the work to support people striving to overcome employment barriers — get jobs, keep jobs and build a better future — is critically important. It is a privilege for Goodwill Industries to help lead and support this growing movement. The information you provided in the survey is a key role in helping us do that.
Community feedback is vital as we continually strive to provide the highest quality of client service. Based on your feedback Goodwill Industries should aim to:
- Think Local to build strong local partnerships with community leaders and small business organizations to promote inclusive hiring strategies.
- Build Trust as originators of inclusive hiring strategies, a resource for information about or conduits to skilled candidates with disabilities; and a support/resource for community employers.
- Increase Visibility through development and execution of clear and positive educational campaigns that promote the value, benefits and incentives for including people with disabilities in hiring strategies. The message should understand the needs and challenges of business. To help individuals with disabilities add value to the bottom line of engaged community employers.
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To learn more about National Disability Employment Awareness Month, First Person Language or Disability Etiquette, please visit our blog.
Thank you for participating in the first annual Goodwill Inclusive Hiring Survey. All information shared is in anonymized, aggregate format.
Contact Regina Bell with any questions.
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