Summary of Perfectly Able

How to Attract and Hire Talented People with Disabilities

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Disabled individuals often make the best employees.


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Companies that avoid hiring disabled workers miss a golden opportunity to improve their workplace. Often, disabled employees prove to be tough-minded problem solvers who have learned resiliency. Appreciative of the chance to work for their employers’ trust, employees with disabilities seldom leave their jobs and so help their companies minimize turnover rates. People with disabilities often possess great character and a strong work ethic. In many cases, they have had to strive more than others to achieve their training and education, and so prove to be superior in their chosen fields. This informative, straightforward guide covers all pertinent legal questions about interviewing and hiring disabled people, dispels numerous myths and prejudices, and offers hardheaded practical advice. getAbstract recommends editor Jim Hasse’s insights about recruiting and managing this talented but underused labor pool.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why people with disabilities are often outstanding employees
  • Where to find disabled job candidates
  • How to speak with disabled applicants during job interviews
  • How to treat disabled employees after hiring them


People with Disabilities Make Great Employees
According to the US Census Bureau, only 37.7% of Americans with disabilities have jobs, compared to 79.7% of individuals without disabilities. The National Council on Disability reports that the biggest reason US companies cite for not hiring...
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About the Author

Jim Hasse is a former senior content developer for eSight Career Network, a cross-disability online community.

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