Chronically Capable Featured In A LinkedIn Commercial
LinkedIn just launched their new global Brand campaign for Sales Navigator. You may see some familiar faces 😉
The Chronically Capable team has been full of emotions seeing this video. Why? The story, emotions, and connection that you see here is 100% authentic. This is why Chronically Capable exists.
Our founder reached out to Pete Lawson, VP of Talent Acquisition at Postmates last Spring. A day later, she received a response that she could never have expected. Pete’s daughter also lives with a chronic health condition and he too saw the need for inclusive workplaces. He was touched by our story and determined to help our community access work opportunities.
Flash forward eight months, Postmates was a client of Chronically Capable and our founder Hannah was on a plane headed to San Francisco to film this with commercial Pete.
While we are overwhelmed by the response to this video, we want to reiterate why Chronically Capable matters to us. This company was founded by someone living with a chronic illness. Our founder’s early career was derailed by Lyme disease, and she’s on a mission to change the workplace for good. We hope that through Chronically Capable’s ambitions, nobody will ever have to choose between their health and career again.
Thank you to LinkedIn for sharing our story on a global scale and including us in this campaign. Your platform has helped us grow Chronically Capable day by day through meaningful connections. And thank you to our job seekers and employer partners for showing us just how powerful an inclusive community can be.
We are beyond grateful for your support and can't wait for the world to see this. #ChronicallyGrateful
There are simply no excuses for not hiring chronically ill workers. Doing so would detrimentally reduce your available talent pool.
Let’s start by getting this straight: you do not have to disclose anything about your health to an employer. If you wish to disclose, you’re allowed to disclose at any point in time, whether that be during the interview, during the negotiation process, once you’ve started, or even three years into your job.
This year is the 30th anniversary of the monumental passage of the ADA and the 75th annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities in buildings, transit, schools, planes, and work enviornments, the ADA finally recognized people with disabilities as the valuable members of society that they are, following years of discrimination and opression prior.
Living with a chronic condition is incredibly time- consuming. Whether it’s frequent doctor appointments, blood draws, treatment schedules, or taking the time to rest, our days are jam-packed to the brim. I know this first hand as I’ve struggled with Lyme disease since 2015.
One of society’s biggest misconceptions is that people living with chronic illness are not able to work. We can — we just have to reimagine what that looks like.
At Chronically Capable, we’re building a platform that does not discriminate - based on race, gender, disability, or even health conditions. Having been in constant contact with employers and job seekers during this time, we recognize how much work there is to be done.
This past week, the internet has been flooded with news surrounding remote work, as employers are flocking to adapt and train their employees to work from home. It’s funny to me that it took a global crisis for businesses to realize that it’s not expensive nor difficult to allow their employees to work remotely.
It was my last summer before my senior year of high school when I had my first episode after a ride at the county fair...