Hiring Tool

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Looking for a new job? Here's a handy tool

Employers and human resources professionals now have a free online tool to help them ensure accessibility of online applications and recruiting systems for job seekers 
with disabilities.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) launched TalentWorks, which was created by the department’s Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT).

TalentWorks provides general background on accessibility and e-recruiting, as well as practical tip sheets for making online job applications, digital interviews, pre-employment tests and resumé upload programs accessible.

PEAT created the tool after its national survey of people with disabilities found 46% of respondents rated their last experience applying for a job online as “difficult to impossible.”

TalentWorks synthesizes ideas and solutions that PEAT has gathered from employers, advocacy organizations, job applicants and technology providers.

It’s the latest enhancement to a suite of tools and resources PEAT offers to improve the employment, retention and career advancement of people with disabilities through the promotion of accessible technology.

For more information, visit peatworks.org.  


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