May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness month in the US since 1949, but all too often, treatment of mental illness does not get the attention that it needs. The personal stigma that is still associated with many conditions is part of this, especially in workplace environments. More than 42.5 million adults – that’s 18.2% of the US population – suffer from mental … [Read more...] about Treating Mental Illness Is An Investment for Employees and Employers
Over 3.5 million people in America are on the autistic spectrum yet only 19.3 percent of people with disabilities were working or actively seeking work as of 2014. Why do autistic people to appear to make up such a small amount of the workforce? Employers can help to change this by becoming more open to diversity and learning more about the support they can provide, both from … [Read more...] about How Can Employers Support Autistic Workers?
While many recruiters struggle to recruit talented people for their company, there is a huge pool of untapped talent being overlooked. Around 26 million people in the U.S. have some form of disability, equivalent to one in five Americans. And while many people with disabilities, particularly those with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), haven't been able to find a job, many are … [Read more...] about Inclusive Recruiting Creates Innovative and Diverse Teams
Of all the work-capable disabilities, syndromes, and conditions, those with Asperger’s and especially Autism have the lowest employment rates. This is a startling fact, especially for those who know about their talents and worth ethic. However, the old, generally accepted, tradition of the face-to-face interview often shredded any hope of them getting a good job and quite often … [Read more...] about Remote Work is Helping Aspies to Finally Shine