Hiring people with disabilities is a strategy that smart companies will want to put into action today. The voluntary self-disclosure form marks the beginning of an opportunity for both companies and job seekers alike.
That tells me something I've been saying all along to hiring managers and HR executives: Qualified people with disabilities can be recruited just like anyone else, and very rarely do they need special treatment.
f my company or manager were not flexible about me working from home on occasion -- as long as I'm actually getting my work done -- I would not be able to keep this job. I really doubt I am the only person (or person with a disability) in the country in this situation.
The Walgreens model is not the answer for everyone. Figuring out how to employ people with disabilities in middle- and high-skilled jobs would improve this group's economic outlook and give American competitiveness more bang for the buck.
There is a wealth of talent that happens to be located right here at home, and the good news is, many of America's largest companies are recognizing and stepping up their efforts to reach out, recruit, and hire them.