10 Ways to Improve Your Interviewing Process for Candidates With Disabilities
By Amanda Dodge
Published September 9, 2021
According to a survey by hiring service JDP, 93 percent of Americans experience anxiety about job interviews. For 29 percent of Americans, job interviews create more anxiety than public speaking, a first date, or a visit to the dentist. For candidates with disabilities, the anxiety of making a good impression also comes with other stressors. Some candidates worry about physically reaching the office while others wonder how they are going to navigate office social cues.
As an employer, you can create a positive and inclusive interview process that reduces these anxieties. Even better, you can take actionable steps to make your job interviews more accessible for candidates from all walks of life. Here are 10 ways to change how you interview for the better.
1. Designate an objective accommodation specialist
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, potential employers can’t ask disability-related questions before an offer is [...]