Did you know that 15% of the world’s population—or one billion people—has some sort of disability? Yet a significant percentage of people with disabilities are unemployed or underemployed when compared to their non-disabled peers?
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Created in 1945 when Congress marked the first week in October as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week,” NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. This year’s theme is #InclusionWorks, highlighting the skills and talents workers with disabilities bring to the workplace.
On October 19th at 1 pm ET, join Prof. Susanne Bruyere for our next HR WebCast: Building an Inclusive Workforce: Recruitment, Advancement and Retention of Persons with Disabilities. By the end of the discussion, you’ll learn how to structure a disability-inclusive hiring process and have a better handle on promoting equitable opportunities for advancement.
Prior to the WebCast on the 19th, check out BenchmarkABILITY, a free online benchmarking tool targeting HR professionals. This tool focuses on six leading practices to promote disability inclusive workplaces. Six short surveys can be taken at your own pace on the following topics: Recruitment & Hiring, Career Development & Retention, Accessibility & Accommodation, Diversity & Inclusion, Compensation & Benefits, and Metrics & Analytics.
Log on to BenchmarkABILITY to create an account at no cost. Then you can begin to learn more about leading practices to promote disability inclusive workplaces by taking any of six short surveys, and then run a self-assessment for your own organization.
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