Career Services

Resources for Inclusive Hiring

Interested in furthering your diversity recruitment initiative? See resources below that can help you take immediate, yet meaningful impact in reducing biases when recruiting.
 

RESOURCES FOR INCLUSIVE HIRING:
  • Tips for Inclusive Hiring: guide created by Cleveland State University Career Services.
  • Inclusive Employer Toolkit from Ohioans with Disabilities: The Inclusive Employer Toolkit helps employers recruit, hire and retain employees with disabilities and foster an inclusive workplace.
  • Employment with a Disability Resource Guide: This guide, created by Velvet Jobs, includes resources to help an employer become familiar with rules and laws that outline employment rights for a person with a disability.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act National Network: Provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disablities Act to employers.
  • Office of Disability and Employment Policy (ODEP): ODEP's mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities. It is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities.
  • Model Transgender Employment Policy: Guide for negotiating for inclusive workplaces, written by Transgender Law Center.  [PDF]
  • LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland’s Training for Employers: Includes details about the benefits of training, available trainings, what to expect and more.
  • Business Coalition for Equality Act: This is a group of leading U.S. employers that support the Equality Act--federal legislation that would provide the same basic protections to LGBTQ people as are provided to other protected groups under federal law. Employers are able to apply to join the coalition. 
  • Zippia's LGBTQ+ Resources Guide: Learn seven things you can do to make your workplace a more inclusive, comfortable and productive place for LGBTQ+ employees.
  • Plexus: Plexus is the voice for the LGBTQ and allied business communities in Northeast Ohio. It offers programs, events and training to strengthen and support individuals and companies, to amplify their voices and promote their values.
  • Hiring International Students: Download information for hiring international students via OPT and CPT from Cleveland State University's Center for International Services and Programs.
  • Cultural Barriers to the Job Search & U.S. Employer Expectations: one-pager created by Cleveland State University Career Services.
  • Hiring our Heroes: Through world-class hiring events, digital programs and internships, HOH connects businesses with accomplished individuals from the military community who are ready to work.
  • Employer Guide to Hiring Veterans: Guide created by Veterans’ Employment and Training Service that is designed to assist employers find, hire and retain veterans.
  • Hire Heroes USA: Offers employer training to help educate your human resources team on veteran hiring and retention.
  • Student Veterans of America: SVA is constantly seeking to grow its network of partners that share their common mission to support and transform student veterans and military-affiliated students as they achieve their greatest potential. Its network of partners includes corporations, non-profits and foundations that collaborate with and assist SVA in supporting its research, advocacy and chapter programing efforts to build the skills and experience of student veterans.
  • Veterans' Employment & Training Services from the U.S. Department of Labor: Provides numerous resources for hiring veterans--ranging from toolkits to regional coordinators and more.
  • HIRE Vets: Program that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ and retain veterans
  • Veteran Jobs Mission: The Veteran jobs Mission partnered with Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), to develop leading practices based off the experiences of Veteran Jobs Mission companies. Employers can use these leading practices as helpful tools when building or enhacing their veteran hiring programs.
  • Warriors to Work: If you're an employer looking to hire a veteran, Warriors to Work (from the Wounded Warriors Project) has direct access to a pool of talented veterans and can connect you with a candidate who fits your needs.
  • Lean In: This organization offers programs that help women advance and organizations challenge bias.