While many companies are committed to creating a disability-inclusive workplace, they are challenged with where to start and how to do it. This presentation will cover the key elements and strategies to develop and sustain a disability-inclusive workplace i.e., leadership, outreach/recruitment, communication, culture, and more. Participants will complete a high-level assessment to get an idea of where you and your organization are in your disability inclusion journey.
Andy Traub – Vice President of Human Resources and Allied InclusionWorks at
Allied Global Services
|Allied InclusionWorks is the first end-to-end solution, helping prepare employers to connect them to talented job seekers who face challenges to employment including veterans, individuals with disabilities and fair chance candidates. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, SPHR, SHRM-CSPP, and is an internationally recognized leader in both disability and diversity employment. Over the past two decades, Andy has developed and implanted talent acquisition/ management for entities ranging from government to national employers, including Google, Best Buy, Walgreens, Office Depot, Amazon, Starbucks, Sodexo, Kroger and several European based companies as well as consulting with government entities in Russia, Scotland and Germany. He was also lead consultant on the Workplace Initiative Team for the Poses Family Foundation to develop disability inclusion strategies for national employers receiving funding from the foundation.
At AMC Entertainment, Inc., Andy led the company’s strategic recruitment initiatives as Director of Recruitment and created “AMC F.O.C.U.S.”, an award-winning program in which AMC broke new ground in hiring and retaining large numbers of individuals with disabilities. He has also served as the Managing Director for the National Organization on Disability where he created several innovative programs and products (including the Disability Employment Tracker) to help national employers develop sustainable programs designed to effectively attract, onboard, manage and retain individuals with disabilities.
Andy has had the honor of being invited by two different administrations to the White House to present on best practices in disability employment. He was also invited by the US Embassy to provide multiple keynotes at an international disability employment conference in Moscow, Russia.