The imperative for all employers wanting to hire veterans with disabilities involves translating goodwill into sound disability inclusive workplace practices that will lead to the successful and sustained employment of veterans with disabilities.

"Are employers ready to hire, retain and accommodate veterans with disabilities (VWDs) returning from engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan? A survey of 1,083 human resource professionals examined employer readiness in three areas: knowledge, beliefs/willingness and actions/practices, with an emphasis on the signature disabilities of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Overall, employers surveyed did have willingness to employ VWDs and saw some benefits in doing so. Yet, they had key knowledge gaps around accommodating workers with PTSD and TBI and around disclosure issues" (p.89). (Abstractor: Author)

Full Publication Title: Beyond Yellow Ribbons: Are Employers Prepared to Hire, Accommodate and Retain Returning Veterans With Disabilities?