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Chairwoman Waters and Chairman Brown Urge SEC to Include Disability Disclosure

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) urge SEC Chair Gary Gensler to require diversity disclosure reporting including disability status. Letter states future rulemaking related to human capital management and diversity should include disability status. This week, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial [...]

2022-06-03T11:23:15-04:00May 25th, 2022|In the News, Responsible Business & Policy|

HR Brew: Exploring Employers’ Responsibilities for Digital Accessibility

As hybrid work continues, digital accessibility features are vital to many disabled workers. ICYMI, yesterday, May 19, was Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), which aims to raise worldwide awareness about digital accessibility and inclusion. Now in its 11th year, GAAD falls on the third Thursday of May and, according [...]

2022-05-20T11:40:46-04:00May 20th, 2022|Digital Accessibility, In the News|

CNET: Accessibility Gains From the Pandemic Shouldn’t Be Forgotten, Advocates Say

Accommodations like remote work and captioning on video calls were a step in the right direction. But more can be done to support employees with disabilities going forward. Before the pandemic, Tori Allen would take client calls over the phone. But as someone who's hard of hearing, it was [...]

2022-05-19T16:19:01-04:00May 19th, 2022|Digital Accessibility, In the News|

The Neurodiversity @ Work Employer Roundtable and Nonprofit Disability:IN are Launching the Neurodiversity Career Connector, a Job Search Portal for Neurodivergent Candidates

Companies including CAI, Dell Technologies, EY, Freddie Mac, Google, HP, Microsoft, SAP, Spectrum Designs Foundation reaffirm commitment to neurodivergent candidates, an untapped talent pool that can help close record-high job openings. SEATTLE, April 27, 2022 – To address the lack of neurodiverse talent hiring, member companies of the Neurodiversity [...]

2022-04-26T16:31:01-04:00April 27th, 2022|In the News, Neurodiversity / Autism, Press Releases|

Forbes: Supporting A Neurodiverse Workforce

Many organizations have expanded their diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts in response to nationwide protests against social injustice in recent years, as well as the growing recognition that companies need to take a leadership role in promoting a more inclusive society. Yet there is a new frontier in [...]

2022-05-19T16:19:56-04:00April 18th, 2022|In the News, Neurodiversity / Autism|

Fast Casual: Starbucks Announces Plans for More Inclusive Stores

Starbucks is hoping to create more inclusive environments by adding 1,000 Starbucks Community Stores, which are led by employees who directly connect to the initiative or cause of that store. The stores, which number 150 today, strive to provide programming and experiences that support economic opportunity in communities and [...]

HR Brew: We’re Only Beginning to Understand the Needs of Workers with Long Covid

Omicron likely added to the number of people with disabling long Covid, and HR has an opportunity to be proactive in creating a welcoming environment for them. New analysis from the Center for American Progress (CAP) think tank estimates that there are as many as half a million new [...]

2022-05-19T16:21:43-04:00March 14th, 2022|Accommodations, COVID-19, In the News|

The Value of Hiring People Who Think Differently

Providing jobs for neurodivergent individuals — those with autism, ADHD and other neurological differences — can give companies and society a boost. Businesses have a growing need for strong problem-solving skills and unconventional thinking, especially in their ever-more-complex technology operations. According to a recent panel of Forbes HR council [...]

2022-03-09T16:33:33-05:00March 9th, 2022|In the News, Neurodiversity / Autism|

New Microsoft Program Connects Recruiters with Neurodivergent Talent

The Neurodiversity Career Connector aims to help employers tap into the neurodiverse talent pool. In February, Microsoft Accessibility, which provides disability hiring resources for job seekers and employers, announced the pilot phase of its Neurodiversity Career Connector (NDCC), a job portal specifically developed to connect neurodiverse candidates with employers [...]

2022-03-09T12:52:17-05:00March 9th, 2022|In the News, Neurodiversity / Autism|

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