This short video describes the origins and goals of TalentWorks and invites you to join the conversation.
Imagine that the only thing standing between you and your dream hire is a "submit" button on your company's online job application. It's an unfortunate reality facing many employers and job seekers with disabilities.
Also known as online recruiting, eRecruiting refers to using web-based technology to support finding, attracting, assessing, interviewing and hiring new personnel. Such tools include everything from online job applications to digital interviewing platforms and they are transforming the world of talent acquisition.
But the problem is that many erecruiting tools are inaccessible to job seekers with disabilities. According to a recent survey of people with disabilities conducted by the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology, forty-six percent of respondents with disabilities rated their last experience applying for a job online as quote, "difficult to impossible" and that matters because if your technology is limiting your pool of applicants you could be missing out on potentially great hires and of course potentially exposing yourself to legal risk.
Luckily, making your eRecruiting technology accessible is probably easier than you think and PEAT's TalentWorks tool provides a free online guide for employers and human resource professionals that helps them ensure their eRecruiting technologies are accessible to ALL job seekers.
PEAT designed and structured TalentWorks based on a range of qualitative and quantitative research on eRecruiting and accessibility. The tool begins with giving users context that explains the return on investment of hiring people with disabilities, walks them through best practices for purchasing accessible tools and provides an overview of policy and legal issues. Then, the core of TalentWorks explores three main categories of eRecruiting: talent sourcing, online applications and pre-employment testing. Each section features videos, tip sheets, examples of common accessibility issues and of course solutions for fixing them.
So, check out TalentWorks and tell us what you think. The tool allows you to easily share information, participate in polls and provide feedback on new resources you'd like us to add. It's all part of PEAT's mission to foster collaboration and action around accessible technology in the workplace, starting with the recruitment and hiring phase.
After all, when your virtual doors are open to ALL qualified job applicants, including those with disabilities, everyone wins. For more information visit www.peatworks.org/talentworks.