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New Tool Helps Employers and HR Professionals Make eRecruiting Technology Accessible

March 23, 2016
Source: Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)

With most of todays employers using web-based recruiting to evaluate and hire job applicants, it is more important than ever to ensure that talent acquisition tools are accessible to all job seekers—including those with disabilities. In that spirit, the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) has launched TalentWorks, an online resource for employers and human resources (HR) professionals that helps them make their online job applications and other eRecruiting tools accessible.

“Many people dont realize that inaccessible technology is preventing people with disabilities from applying for and interviewing for jobs. Employers as a result are unaware of potentially great hires,” said Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu. “TalentWorks shows you how to ensure that your organizations virtual door is open to everyone, laying the groundwork for a diverse, more inclusive workforce.”

The tool provides general background on accessibility and eRecruiting, as well as practical tip sheets for making online job applications, digital interviews, pre-employment tests, and resume upload programs accessible. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labors Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), PEAT fosters collaboration and action around accessible technology in the workplace.

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