Only one in five working-age Americans with disabilities are employed. That means corporate America is missing out on the productive power of nearly 30 million potential workers. Yet, companies have learned that hiring people with disabilities pays bottom-line dividends, including:
- Low turnover and absenteeism;
- High productivity and facility with technology;
- Increased employee engagement across the broader workforce; and
- Strong consumer preference for companies that hire people with disabilities.
Important new Labor Department rules require nearly 50,000 companies who do business with the federal government to set a goal of having 7% of their workforce comprised of people with disabilities, at all levels.
The National Organization on Disability has been a leader in advancing opportunities for people with all kinds of disabilities for over 30 years. Known for its standard-setting data and its best-in-class disability employment models, NOD is a respected voice at the table in both national and corporate policy discussions.
The National Organization on Disability offers companies a corporate-level partner and can also develop customized hiring initiatives. We deliver expert assistance for the most challenging aspects of disability hiring – from assessing internal processes; to helping identify, attract and retain talent with disabilities; to real-time problem solving. Learn more about Bridges Advisory Services.
NOD’s “Tracker” is a free and confidential self-assessment tool that benchmarks companies’ disability and veteran employment practices against other enrollees and provides guidance on leading practices. Dozens of major companies have completed the Tracker to date.
DiversityInc considers completion of the Disability Employment Tracker as a significant factor when determining their Top 10 Companies for People with Disabilities. Learn more about the Disability Employment Tracker.