"I’m pleased to be able to present this round table discussion and be part of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month campaign."
Newtown, PA (PRWEB) October 5, 2010
In 1988, Congress designated October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The purpose of NDEAM is to increase the public’s awareness of the contributions and skills of American workers with disabilities. Various programs carried out throughout the month also highlight specific employment barriers that still need to be addressed and removed.
This year’s theme for NDEAM is “Talent has no boundaries: Workforce diversity includes people with disabilities”. The theme emphasizes the rich diversity and talent that workers with disabilities bring to the workplace. According to Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, “Our diversity of talent is the wellspring of innovation and creativity in the workforce.”
To celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month, The Proactive Employer will be hosting a special one-hour round table discussion on disability employment. Guests for this round table include:
- Sheridan Walker, President of HirePotential;
- Jonathan Hyman, Partner at Korhman Jackson & Krantz;
- Kevin Bradley, Director of Diversity for McDonald’s;
- James Rodriguez, Strategic Military Talent Manager for BAE Systems, Inc.;
- Cari Dominguez, Former Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), co-author of Leading with Your Heart, owner of Dominguez & Associates.
The round table will address topics such as diversity and inclusion of disabled individuals into the workforce, effectively recruiting within the disabled community, accessibility versus accommodation, compliance issues and employers’ legal responsibilities under the ADA and ADAAA, and HR best practices with respect to disability.
The round table discussion will air on BlogTalkRadio at 8:30 AM Eastern on Friday, October 8. It will also be available for on-demand listening at the podcast home page, http://www.TheProactiveEmployer.com/podcast, and via iTunes.
Hosted by Stephanie R. Thomas, Ph.D., The Proactive Employer is the leading weekly podcast dedicated to equal employment opportunity compliance and employment practices litigation risk management. Dr. Thomas is the Director of the Equal Employment Advisory and Litigation Support Division of MCG. This round table discussion is co-sponsored by MCG and HirePotential.
MCG is a woman owned mathematical, statistical and strategic consulting firm specializing in data analysis, survey design and validation, qualitative analysis, medical and biostatistics research, and game theory. MCG employs a team of Ph.D. statisticians, mathematicians and economists from top universities worldwide. The Equal Employment Advisory and Litigation Support Division provides consulting services and expert testimony to small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, major law firms, and local, state and federal governments and agencies. The Division specializes in labor and employment issues in both advisory and litigation contexts.
HirePotential is a national woman owned firm that offers staffing and consulting services to corporations and government agencies. We help corporations in meeting OFCCP and ADA compliance, diversity initiative solutions, and website accessibility. We are a leader in recruiting, hiring, and retaining talent from the Untapped Workforce, which we define as people with disabilities, veterans, mature workforce and other specialty niches.