Over fifty percent of people in this country have a person in their life with a disability. Disability is a natural part of the “human condition,” yet represents the largest untapped labor pool in the country. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 19.1% of persons with a disability were employed in 2018; for those without a disability, the employment rate was 65.9%. To be effective, employer diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies must address the gap. Additionally, employers and employees alike benefit from disability education and etiquette training. It’s important to prepare the workforce for working alongside individuals with impairments, with a focus on inclusion.
This webinar, through conversation with key stakeholders, provided practical guidance to disability inclusion, including lessons learned, best practices, interaction guidelines, and best practices to build a cohesive workforce.
Shelly Fasolka, Human Resources Business Partner, Guardian
Braidy Kivelier, State Mandated Claims Manager, Guardian
Cammie McAda, Vocational Rehab Employer Services Leader, Guardian
This webinar qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 PHR and 1 SHRM. If you are interested in receiving continuing education credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to watch the full webinar, and then download your certificate of attendance from the “Webinar Recording and Continuing Education” tab.
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