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Getting to Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage” Report Released

As you know, I’m very involved with AAPD and Disability:IN (formerly, USBLN), and their efforts for disability inclusion and equality across the enterprise. I’m proud to say that on October 29th, 2018, Accenture, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities published a groundbreaking report that confirms companies that are inclusive of talent with disabilities outperform their peers. 

The study reveals four key actions that organizations can take to attract, hire, retain and advance diverse talent:

  1. Employ: Organizations must ensure that persons with disabilities are represented in their workplace. Beyond hiring, employers should implement practices that encourage and progress persons with disabilities. 
  2. Enable: Leaders must provide employees with disabilities with accessible tools and technology and/or a formal accommodations program.
  3. Engage: To foster an inclusive culture, organizations must generate awareness-building — through recruitment efforts, disability education programs and grassroots-led efforts (for example, an employee resource group).
  4. Empower: Organizations must create empowering environments for employees with disabilities through mentoring and coaching initiatives, as well as through skilling/re-skilling programs, to ensure that they continue to advance and thrive.

This research further validates that companies leveraging the DEI have also achieved significant performance improvements. It’s time for more companies to use this tool to their advantage. Please read the report and share it with your networks: www.accenture.com/pwd.

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Tags: GettingToEqual, NDEAM

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Comment by Adrienne Kleinman on December 14, 2018 at 4:03am

This is amazing news! Thank you for sharing, Becky. 

Comment by Erika J. Kluge on December 12, 2018 at 10:27am

Glad to see more information like this- thanks for sharing!

Comment by Erika J. Kluge on December 11, 2018 at 3:02pm

Glad to see more information like this- thanks for sharing!

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