Interviewing Candidates with Disabilities

Oct 11, 2023Recruiting Daily
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An important part of the recruiting process involves appropriately interviewing candidates with disabilities. Interviewers should exercise caution when asking questions to ensure they are respectful of a disabled candidate's personal information, and to prevent them from being discriminated against. When setting up an interview, employers must make accommodations to ensure the candidate can participate successfully in the process. It's important to understand the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the implications it may have on the conversation. After the interview, employers should consider alternate ways for the interviewee to showcase their technical and communication skills. Providing feedback in a timely manner is also expected and appreciated by job seekers. Altogether, employers must use proper communication and practice inclusion to ensure fair hiring policies.