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 “Who I Am” public service announcement, “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!
The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has created a series of 31 tips to help companies promote employment for people with disabilities for every day in the month of October, which is also National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Click on the NDEAM poster below to find out what your company can do.