December 14, 2015

Our Ability Alliance forms New York Business Leadership Network

  Our Ability Alliance forms history-making business network to help people with disabilities find employment in New York State The Our Ability Alliance has created the New York Business Leadership Network, a statewide network of businesses interested in employing people with disabilities. The NYBLN will serve people with developmental, intellectual, learning and physical disabilities, along with veterans with disabilities.   The NYBLN was formed in response to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2014 executive order establishing
December 3, 2015

Guest Blog: Celebrate #IDPD with Sodexo and Empower People of All Abilities

By Autumn Anderson, Employment Brand Sourcing Manager LinkedIn Profile for Autumn Since 1992, International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been recognized in an effort to “promote action to raise awareness about disability issues and draw attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all.” As the Co-Communications Chair for the Sodexo Organization for Disabilities Resources, also known as SOAR, I can’t help but notice the similarity between IDPD’s purpose and
November 24, 2015

Guest Blog: Sodexo Employees Celebrate the Abilities of Others for #NDEAM – Part 3

By Autumn McReynolds, Employment Brand Sourcing Manager Do you know how many people have some type of disability? It may surprise you to learn that it’s over one billion people worldwide and that 70% of those are non-apparent. I and my fellow members of the Sodexo Organization for disAbilities Resources (SOAR) work to raise awareness and provide education/resources for not only employees with disabilities but also their allies to help create an inclusive culture that
November 16, 2015

Financial Post Canada: Disclosure

Making the decision to disclose and discuss disabilities in the workplace As companies continue to implement and promote diversity efforts within their recruitment strategies, accommodating employees with disabilities remains an important focus. About four million working-age Canadians identified themselves as disabled in 2012. While it could be obvious if a candidate is in a wheelchair, or visually impaired many people live with invisible disabilities as well. Attention…
November 10, 2015

Veterans Day Thoughts…Remember Those Who Serve

by John Robinson Three years ago I had the opportunity to speak at Fort Bragg. I was invited by Lieut. Gen. John F Mulholland of the Special Forces – 3rd group. It was an amazing honor to be able to meet so many wonderful individuals serving our country. It was an interesting experience. I had trouble traveling; herniated two of my discs in my lower back getting off the airplane (it took me the better part
October 21, 2015

Sodexo Employees Celebrate the Abilities of Others for #NDEAM – Part 2

By Autumn McReynolds, Employment Brand Sourcing Manager   Did you know that 90% of workers with disabilities have above average job performance? Contrary to common misconceptions that having a disability leads to lower quality work, a study by the U.S. Department of Education revealed that workers with disabilities consistently rated average or above in several aspects, including performance, quality and quantity. As a member of the Sodexo Organization for disAbilities Resources (SOAR), it is one

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