What can EMPLOYERS do?
- Hire, Retain, and Advance People with Disabilities. In business, the investment that drives innovation is talent. The knowledge, skills and abilities employees bring to work each day are by far the assets that yield the most output over the long term. Whether good economic times or bad, it’s the organizations that know how to identify and recognize talent that are most likely to succeed. Businesses that are inclusive of people with disabilities – in recruitment, retention, and advancement – benefit from a wider pool of talent, skills, and creative business solutions. Additionally, work environments that are flexible and open to the talents of all qualified individuals, including those with disabilities, actually promote workplace success for everyone.
- The CDE offers free tools and resources to help employers foster inclusive work environments. We encourage the use of the “Because” public service announcement and the award-winning “I Can” public service announcement, accompanying PSA discussion guides, posters, and other materials, all included in the CDE’s online Toolkits, to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities in your business and community. Learn how others are hiring, retaining, and advancing people with disabilities!
- Here’s something you can do – right now!
- Express Your Commitment and Share Your Promising Practices!
- Employers have a powerful role to play in improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities. If you are an employer, we hope you will support the Campaign for Disability Employment by making a commitment to reflect the spirit of our “What can YOU do?” initiative in your recruitment, retention, and advancement efforts. We invite you to express your commitment and join other employers who know that at work, it’s what people CAN do that matters.
- Does your organization have specific policies and practices in place to ensure an inclusive work environment? If so, we encourage you to share them with us so others may learn about successful strategies they may emulate. You may include this information when adding your organization below, or send us information about what you’re doing to promote access and equality for all.
- Please note that your participation in this public forum will in no way connote any form of endorsement of your organization by the Campaign for Disability Employment , its partners, or ODEP.
- DID YOU KNOW?
- Job accommodations for people with
- disabilities are usually low cost or no cost.
- A recent study conducted by the
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
- revealed that 56 percent of workplace
accommodations cost absolutely nothing,
Of those accommodations that did have a
cost, the typical one-time expenditure by
employers was $500.