What’s Your Disability Equality Index Score?
Approximately one in five people in the United States has some form of disability. Now, a new tool can help employers improve the effectiveness of their disability-inclusion practices.
By Jill Cueni-Cohen
In the 25 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, companies have yet to realize the untapped potential of the disabled community as suppliers, consumers and employees, says Keith Wiedenkeller, the Kansas City, Mo-based chief strategy officer for the Disability Equality Index.
A joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the U.S. Business Leadership Network, the DEI is a national, transparent benchmarking tool that objectively scores businesses on a scale of zero to 100 regarding their disability inclusion policies and practices.
Champions of Diversity by Diversity Plus Magazine
Each year Diversity Plus Magazine celebrates “Champions of Diversity.” These are the people who have driven diversity in corporate supply chains and workforces.
USBLN Proudly Sponsors A Breakthrough Report On Disabilities And Inclusion From The Center for Talent Innovation
As many as 30% of full-time, college-educated professionals in the U.S. have a disability. That’s the finding from a first-of-its-kind study published today by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), and sponsored by the USBLN.
IBM Wins Employer of the Year for People with Disabilities
IBM is the most recent recipient of the USBLN’s Employer of the Year Award for its continued dedication to inclusion in the workplace. In a letter to its employees, Chief Diversity Officer shares the news, and reiterates the company’s commitment to disability inclusiveness policies, strategies and initiatives.
DXC Technology, EY, Ford Motor Company, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Microsoft, and SAP launch the “Autism @ Work Employer Roundtable”
These cross-industry employers have led hiring initiatives specific to individuals on the Autism Spectrum for over a year, and recognize the significant benefits to their company cultures as well as those experienced by individuals hired at these companies.
A Global Untapped Talent Pool: Employees with Disabilities
CTI’s report "Disabilities and Inclusion" has uncovered that employees with disabilities make up an enormous global talent pool that employers overlook far too often -- to their own detriment.