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Disability-Inclusive Employer Practices and Hiring of Individuals with Disabilities

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Finding the right talent for any organization is a critical element in an organization’s overarching strategy for long-term success. There are recognized workplace policies and practices that can heighten an organization’s ability to reach and draw from the largely untapped talent pool of individuals with disabilities.

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In this webinar, we provide an overview of how organizations can expand their potential talent pool to reach this population, by shaping a more disability inclusive recruitment and hiring process.

Take-home messages:

  • Organizations with internship programs for individuals with disabilities are six times more likely to have successfully hired a person with a disability in the past year.
  • Organizations with strong senior management commitment to hiring of people with disabilities are five times more likely to have successfully hired a person with a disability in the past year.
  • Actively recruiting people with disabilities, having explicit disability hiring goals, disability in the diversity and inclusion statement, and partnerships with community organizations, are all practices that heighten by 3 to 4 times the likelihood that an organization will have successfully hired a person with a disability in the past year.
  • 24% of American Households have a person with a disability

Learning Outcomes

To identify specific internal HR policies and practices that facilitate effective recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities
Think about how to use internal organizational and external community resources to maximize access to a pipeline of qualified candidates with disabilities
Consider how to design interview processes that minimize disability discrimination and maximize equal opportunity for consideration of candidates with disabilities

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