Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ADA lawsuits spark concerns over job website accessibility - HR DIVE

by Tess Taylor 
Originally published: June 22, 2017
Publisher: HRdive.com 

Recruiting for diversity is good for business. An Indeed survey earlier this year indicated that 77% of employees think it’s very or quite important for companies to be diverse. The Center for Talent Innovation recently reported that a diverse talent pool is vital for a competitive edge in any market. The more diverse an employee population is, the better people understand commonalities, which often translates to better relationships and added innovation. 

But, what if despite all efforts to increase diversity when hiring, the career website of an organization backfires because a candidate with a disability is not able to complete an application?