U.S. Firms Slowly Getting Better At Disability Inclusion
Disability Equality Index Measures Inclusion Success
The Disability Equality Index (DEI) in the U.S. has revealed 126 out of 145 companies scored a 100 rating when it came to the inclusion of people with disabilities. These companies account for 7.8 million employees in the U.S.
The good news is 94% of DEI companies reported having a senior executive who is internally recognized as being a person with a disability and/or as an ally for people with disabilities.
“It’s important they build an inclusive culture where talent with disabilities can be themselves. Firms are building cross-functional teams that represent different parts of the organization and identifying several leaders to work with cross-functional teams by looking at their culture and leadership, employment practices and diversity.”
~ Jill Houghton, president and CEO of Disability:IN
Fast Company: Why Companies Who Hire People With Disabilities Outperform Their Peers
Fast Company recently came out with an article on why companies that hire people with disabilities outperformed their peers.
How to Prepare for a Virtual Interview
The evolution of technology has led to a rise in virtual career fairs. Unlike traditional ones, virtual career fairs create broader opportunities for job seekers, recruiters, and employers.
Cats At Night – Disability:IN Radio Spotlight
In January, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced that he has called on companies to report on their inclusion of people with disabilities across the enterprise. Following his announcement, Disability:IN President and CEO, Jill Houghton, as well as Comptroller DiNapoli were invited to speak on John Catsimatidis’ radio show “Cats at Night”. Mr. […]
Leading Employers Collaborate to Launch Autism @ Work Playbook
The roundtable, which includes EY, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Microsoft, and SAP, published the “Autism @ Work Playbook,” a resource aimed at providing programmatic guidance for organizations looking to start their inclusive hiring journey.
CEO Start Guide to Disability Inclusion: 2019 Davos Resource
CEO Start Guide for Disability Inclusion 2019 Davos Resource from Disability:IN Disability Inclusion is taking the center stage at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos. Here are 3 steps to tap into the talent of 1 billion people with disabilities around the world.