Connecting to Candidates with Disabilities
Review your Job Postings
Review your job postings to make sure they don’t include arbitrary, exclusionary requirements that could deter candidates with disabilities from applying.
For example, many office job listings state “Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds,” when in reality, the heaviest object most office employees lift is a five-pound ream of paper.
To write inclusive postings, follow these three steps for writing ADA compliant job descriptions.
Adjust your interview process
Provide alternative ways for a job candidate with a disability to prove why he or she would make a good employee.
For example, use a working interview in lieu of a talking-only interview or allow candidates to write down their answers.
Interviewers should be confident asking job candidates what they need to be successful, both in the interview and in the job.