Workplace Accommodations and Environmental Hazards for Veterans - Are Employers Doing Enough?
Columbia, Maryland (PRWEB) December 4, 2008
As a full service, employment solutions firm, Maryland-based DESTIN Enterprises, LLC (DESTIN) confirms that employee diversity and sensitivity training is a critical tool for maximizing workforce production during tough economic times. The training also raises awareness of workplace environmental issues that can inadvertently exacerbate combat-related conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The company's message circulates as human resource budgets tighten and employers brace to survive America's current recession.
DESTIN's president and CEO, Ed Crenshaw says, "We need to restore the mutual appreciation between employers and employees that can stem massive outsourcing and financial losses by boosting related morale, out-put, profits, and finally, paychecks."
DESTIN has teamed with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Pennsylvania Business Leadership Network (PA BLN), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Texas-based Technology Fast Forward to host a diversity workshop and career fair, enhancing public awareness and promoting fiscally prudent diversity strategies in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
On January 21-22, 2009, DESTIN will present a two-day event at the Radisson Hotel in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania with SHRM, PA BLN, HHS and Technology Fast Forward. On Wednesday, January 21, DESTIN will showcase its innovative training program known as PERCEVD (Preparing Employers to Reintegrate Combat Exposed Veterans with Disabilities). Supplementing the diversity presentation will be a prestigious panel of experts and thought leaders on diversity and veteran issues, addressing the topic of "Workplace Accommodations and Environmental Hazards for Veterans - Are Employers Doing Enough?"
Ms. Jody Wildly reflects on the need of federal agencies to address this issue, "Not only as a moral imperative, but by government mandate", speaking as Outreach Program Manager, Office of Diversity Management and EEO for HHS.
"Our emphasis is on transitioning veterans and people with disabilities, which extends to the career fair on Thursday, January 22," explains Crenshaw. He reports that DESTIN, SHRM, and PA BLN have invited numerous Fortune 500 employers to the career fair, along with constituents of several veteran and disability groups.
"Undoubtedly some of the world's most competitive employers will attend our workshop and career fair," says Crenshaw, adding that as a result, "they'll encounter some of the world's most loyal, professional and qualified job applicants, with abilities transcending whatever disabilities that may impact them." For employers, Crenshaw describes the anticipated meeting as "a cost-effective, proactive step towards mitigating workplace disruption, reducing the prospect of litigation, and improving productivity."
"I appreciate SHRM aligning with DESTIN as it leads the way for employers receptive to largely untapped, highly skilled, and highly trained talent pools," says Dr. Shirley Davis, SHRM's Director of Diversity Initiatives and keynote speaker for DESTIN's King of Prussia workshop.
PA BLN's Project Director, Stacy Kyle explains, "the King of Prussia workshop and career fair are very timely given President-Elect Obama's commitment to enhancing quality of life, support, and employment opportunities for veterans transitioning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars."
DESTIN's Ed Crenshaw further notes that "the King of Prussia events as well as our PERCEVD training services align with many of President-Elect Obama's initiatives." According to Crenshaw, DESTIN looks to offer its PERCEVD training as a comprehensive and practical compliment to the "America's Heroes at Work Program", offered by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Office of Disability and Employment Policy (ODEP).
For career fair or diversity workshop registration, visit http://www.destin-e.net or contact DESTIN Community Affairs Director, Ms. Denise Logal at: 888-335-4734
DESTIN ENTERPRISES, LLC (DESTIN) is a certified minority business enterprise, in Columbia, Maryland.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association of human resource professionals, representing more than 250,000 members worldwide.
The Pennsylvania Business Leadership Network (PA BLN) is a statewide, employer-driven program designed for business leaders to promote hiring practices that enable qualified people with disabilities to enter and succeed in the workplace.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
Technology FFWD, Inc is a small, minority, woman, veteran owned business that specializes in GISP consulting, IT, modeling and simulation services including: systems integration and application development services, design, implementation, customization and technical support.