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Stigmatized + Disabled = Unemployed?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 09:19

Employing a person with a disability gives you and your organization the opportunity to access a lot of potential. 

“One day he came to apply for a job; a young man with a back problem which caused lot of difficulty walking.  The only stipulation he made was that he not be made to sit in a seat with wheels due to his condition.  He had been rejected from many other companies that could not acquiesce to this one requirement,” Assistant Director of Skills Management and head of the Costa Rican program “Somos Inclusivos” (We Are Inclusive) of BAC, San...

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Flies vs. Planes

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:23
German Retana

"In our company we hunt flies, but the planes escape us." Surely, you've heard this statement many times. It reminds me of the flight I was on when I wrote this column; the passenger next to me never ceased to be on the lookout for a fly (F) buzzing around the cabin. He tells me it is his first flight, but he has been distracted the whole time by this insect instead of enjoying his first aircraft experience (P). Are any of the following four scenarios relevant to your organization?

First, in some companies there is enormous pressure to cut costs in many small ways (F). This

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