STAFFING SERVICESWe support organizations nationwide who are serious about bringing in top talent and diversifying their workforce by providing strategic hiring solutions to connect you with talented, driven professionals with disabilities.
Access Ability Through Employment
In today’s fast-paced, competitive job market, being proactive in seeking and hiring qualified candidates is essential for success. It is especially important in specialized technical fields, where talent is often in short supply and retention is a constant challenge.
BIT helps organizations answer this challenge by connecting them with an untapped pool of talent: motivated, qualified professionals from the disabled community. We have successfully placed candidates in a variety of roles, including:
- Information Technology
- Project Management
- Business Analysis
- Salesforce Administration
- …And More!
Hear what one of our employment partners has to say about a business analyst that we connected them with:
We hired a visually impaired Blind Institute of Technology candidate and couldn’t be more pleased with his commitment, attitude, and job performance.
How Does It Work?
Our goal is simplicity. We start with a need: once an organization shares their employment requirements with us, we go to bat finding top-notch talent within the disabled community. We carefully vet each candidate to ensure a proper fit for the role and responsibilities, as well as organizational culture, to ensure a good fit.
We also know that organizations may not be familiar with interviewing, hiring, and on-boarding employees with disabilities. To help bridge this gap, we:
- Advise on potential assistive technology solutions
- Assist with the on-boarding process to ensure a smooth transition
- Perform post-employment check-ins to make sure our candidates are meeting expectations and delivering value.
Who Are Our Candidates?
We connect organizations with motivated individuals from the disabled community who possess proven tech or business skills, and are interested in applying their talents to professional employment opportunities. We also look for characteristics that make up the ideal employee in corporate America, such as:
- Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
- Adaptability and a can-do attitude
- Strong work ethic and a team player
Don’t just take our word for it, though – our employment partners recognize the value that BIT candidates can add to their teams!
[Ethan] has increased the strength, skill, and depth of understanding of the accessibility space within the company. He jumped in right away to help our developers and designers with thoughtful and scalable solutions, training, code contributions, and other recommendations. He augments his knowledge of web accessibility guidelines with personal experience using assistive technology. Ethan’s growth potential is high, and as he continues to hone his skills and abilities through new and diverse projects, the level and type of contributions he makes will grow exponentially. I can see scenarios in the near future in which organizations will start building teams around Ethan as a star player.
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The Blind Institute of Technology™ (BIT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing workforce development and inclusive employment solutions that prepare people with disabilities, and the employers who hire them, for success in the workplace.
Led by Executive Director Mike Hess, BIT aims to help solve the unemployment and diversity and inclusion epidemic among people with disabilities by reducing barriers to employment through education, preparation, employment placement and accessible technology initiatives. Our vision is a world in which people with disabilities have the same employment opportunities as their peers.