2/25/19 Job coach/mentor is the first level of being hired at Questwell some of our staff also aspire to become an Employment Liaison (EL).  Questwell's definition of an Employment Liaison:  EL holds high value on facilitating a GOOD job match for both the employer and for the employee.  Employer and Employee need to be happy with the work done for the job to be a true GOOD JOB MATCH and both want this  employment to last for years.

5/22/18 "A nation is only as great as it treats the least of its' citizens." Many people have said statements like this Mahatma Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, Eleanor Roosevelt and many more wise people believe this to be a true statement.  Every company needs to have as part of their CSR plan a way to address helping people who have a disability be employed. It increases the quality of people we have in our country both disabled and the none disabled. As a country, we are not doing well in this area per the US Department of Labor statistics  https://www.bls.gov/news.release/disabl.nr0.htm . Walgreens is a company that is making a difference look at both of these links to see how.  Walgreen's REDI program https://youtu.be/V_rlOuWuNRs and Walgreens Distribution Center https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZPcKmfe7lo . If you know of other companies that are also doing things like this let me know and I will repost the information. If you are a company that wants to move in this direction contact Questwell! http://www.questwell.us/improve-your-csr-image.html .

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6/15/2018  HELP OTHERS

6/21/2018Mr. Rogers

7/1/2018 Wake Up Corporations! I found the following information and I thought it was worth a re-post, originally posted May 17, 2017 by Cone Communications  AMERICANS WILLING TO BUY OR BOYCOTT COMPANIES BASED ON CORPORATE VALUES, ACCORDING TO NEW RESEARCH BY CONE COMMUNICATIONS Three-quarters (76%) would refuse to purchase a product if they found out a company supported an issue contrary to their beliefs BOSTON (May 17, 2017) – Seven-in-10 Americans believe companies have an obligation to take actions to improve issues that may not be relevant to everyday business operations, according to the 2017 Cone Communications CSR Study.  For more info about the study click on CONE .

1/11/19 Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. Pele

5/29/18 CHANGE Albert Einstein is broadly credited with exclaiming “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”. It truly doesn't make a difference that there's truly no proof that Einstein really put forth this expression. I bring this up because I hear over and over while trying to help people get a job..."I have never done that to get a job, and I often say"that may be why you do not have a job; If you are not progressing and obtaining employment changing your approach is worth a try because what you are doing has not been working".  Also, employers tell me quite often they seem to always be hiring, they too need to consider changing their approach to how they obtain and screen prospective employees. The Questwell CSR Plan is a win, win. You truly get to try before you buy, or in this case hire.  Continue to think about the above statements as you read the following quotes:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead
 
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ― Barack Obama

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
 ― Albert Einstein

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
 ― George Bernard Shaw

5/18/2018  USE YOUR POWER  Everyone needs to understand your personal buying power.  You say, "but I am only one person, how can I influence any real change with my purchases?" You are in networks with other people this makes you stronger, networks like your church, your gym, your work, your club and other groups you affiliate with like other people who also have a disability etc.   When a company is showing good, Corporate Social Responsibility CSR like giving a person who has a disability a job, tell your network to respond.  Respond by, do things like filling out their, "how did we do surveys".  Lots of places are bugging you to respond.  It seems like every time I go to the grocery store the person at the register is telling me to call the number on the receipt to tell how they did and "this will enter in for bonus points or a drawing etc.".  So RESPOND tell them, tell them you want as part of their CSR plan to put into policy ways to not make it easier to hire a person who has a disability. Sure they all say we are an "equal opportunity" employer but many now have confusing personality questionnaires, (especially hard for a person who has dyslexia or uses another language like ASL!) and some companies do not allow a job coach to help people who need a little more instruction while they are learning the job.  So be sure to give Kudos to those companies doing well and reprimand those who are putting up barriers and tell them to be more caring about helping those who need the job the most to have a chance to be hired and if they do not you will shop elsewhere and ask your network to also.

6/26/19 My Take on "Emotional Intelligence"...Everyone has good stuff and bad stuff; what you choose to do is a reflection of how emotionally intelligent you are. Pick up the power of being positive and be more than the product of your circumstances.

Rebecca Macaruso Owner of Questwell

6/4/2018 BEST EMPLOYEE

7/6/2018 Eight "Unrealistic Expectations Smart People Ignore," I did not write this but it is worth reading, the RED words are the link.

3/13/2019 Attitude Checks