Wisconsin Rehabilitation Association’s Job Placement and Development Board’s Outstanding Employer Award
The Wisconsin Rehabilitation Association represents hundreds of agencies that work with thousands of companies statewide to offer employment to people with various disabilities. Working with The Threshold Incorporated (TTI) is a 501©(3) not-for-profit organization that provides community rehabilitation services to children and adults in Washington County, WI, Legendary Whitetails was recognized for its unique approach to engaging disadvantaged workers.
In April of 2013, Legendary Whitetails was presented with the “Outstanding Employer Award” by the Wisconsin Rehabilitation Association’s Job Placement and Development Board. Legendary Whitetails was recognized by TTI’s statewide association because of its unique approach to engaging disabled workers.
Legendary Whitetails began their relationship with TTI in the 2010. Since then, Legendary has employed over 10 TTI members in their fulfillment center and returns department. In the 2012-2013 Christmas season as many as six TTI placements were working simultaneously. A typical assignment at Legendary Whitetails for a TTI member is anywhere from 10 to 20 weeks.
Legendary clearly identifies and defines the job roles for each candidate, while TTI selects candidates with the necessary skills and provides ongoing job coaching. Most importantly, Legendary puts the employees in roles that are recognizably important to our operation. Ben Huffman, Vice President of Operations for Legendary Whitetails added, “When they succeed, it is noticeable. We strive to engage candidates like any other member of the operations team. The experience is rewarding for both employer and employee. Seeing these men and women take a pride of ownership in their responsibilities and progress to the point where we can count on them is exciting. With this partnership, there is no disability, only ability.”