People with disabilities sought for job-readiness study
The NIU Rehabilitation and Disabilities Services and Rehabilitation Counseling program faculty are looking for participants for their research on the impact of a job-readiness training intervention to support the job search process. Study participants will receive $50.
Participants will attend 10 job-readiness training sessions designed to prepare them for employment. Some example topics include:
• Learning how to network
• Preparing answers for interview questions
• Writing a cover letter and resume
• Completing sample job applications
• Your legal rights during the job search process
To be eligible, participants must be age 18 or older, identify as having a disability, be their own legal guardian, live in DeKalb, Lee or Ogle county, and can complete a job application with minimal assistance.
The sessions are 9-9:45 a.m. or 10-10:45 a.m., Feb. 6 - April 17 (no session March 13), and take place at Goodwill Industries, 1037 S. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb.
Registration is required. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employee Assistance Program announces spring training programs
The Human Resource Services (HRS) Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Center for Training is pleased to announce the training programs for this spring are now open for registration and announced on the Center for Training website.
Employees are reminded that these training workshops, as well as training opportunities for our HR and campus partners, are available by visiting the training website.
To register for any of these training opportunities, please contact the training programs office at email@example.com or 815-753-9191. Employees are reminded to periodically visit the training programs website as new workshops are regularly being added.
Paid research study opportunity
You are invited to participate in a research study on Work-Home Experiences and Health Behaviors conducted by researchers in NIU’s Occupational Health and Stress Laboratory, directed by Dr. Larissa Barber. The purpose of the study is to understand how work experiences and interactions with family members at home are associated with different health habits and behaviors.
To qualify, you must be currently employed, and working five days a week. Participants must also be willing to fill out short surveys each evening, and able to ask a family member who they currently live with to do the same.
Your total time commitment will be two hours spread across the course of two weeks and you will be paid up to $50. Half of this time will be spent in two, one-on-one meetings at the Psychology and Computer Science building at NIU. Your family member’s time commitment will be 30 minutes over the course of two weeks and will be paid up to $25.
To learn about additional qualifications and participation details, please access the Health & Work-Home Experiences - Initial Survey.