HR Happy Hour 307 - The Benefits of Hiring Disabled Candidates
Host: Steve Boese
Guest : Dan Peltz
This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve is joined by Dan Peltz, Founder and Director of Shift NJ - an organization that helps candidates of all ability levels to connect with employers and find meaningful work.
Shift New Jersey was created to empower individuals. Dan and the team individuals of all ability levels maximize their potential through employment, skills training, counseling, and case management. They assist adults in preparing for college, employment, and independent living by helping them develop the vision, mindset, action steps, skills, and experience necessary to become successful.
On the show, Dan described how Shift NJ works with candidates and employers to find employment opportunities, help build skills and capabilities of candidates that may have some challenges in finding positions, and how they support both the individuals and the organizations to make these programs and placements work for everyone.
Additionally, Dan shared examples of how large employers like Amazon are working with agencies like Shift NJ to place more candidates into open roles, and how they are proactively seeking to expand their candidate pools.
Finally, Dan shared how HR leaders in any location can get started with these programs and how they benefit the organization and community overall.
This was an interesting and important show - thanks to Dan for joining us. Learn more at Shift NJ.
Thanks to show sponsor Virgin Pulse - learn more at www.virginpulse.com.
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