It’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and while hiring individuals with disabilities should always be a focus, we’re taking the opportunity to dedicate this month solely to our Members and partners who are helping to further diversity and inclusion in the workforce through their efforts. With that said, we’re highlighting some of our Members who are taking advantage of our Recruitment Marketing Solutions, specifically the SHRM Disability Enterprise Solution, to display their commitment to disability hiring.
In an effort to attract applicants with disabilities and showcase their diverse culture, Brown Forman created http://brown-forman-disability.jobs/. Immediately upon navigating to the site, visitors are greeted with text about their dedication to building an inclusive workforce. Just below that is a section featuring accolades that have been given to them for their disability hiring efforts, followed by a section displaying their disability partners.
Similarly, Rockwell Collins kicks off their site, http://rockwellcollins-disability.jobs/, by detailing the importance of diverse viewpoints and skill sets in the workforce. They also mention their recognition as one of the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity and clearly display their willingness to make accommodations to those in need, just below their EEO statement.
Mohawk Industries is clear about their feelings on the value of individuals with disabilities in the workplace. Along with their EEO statement and application for accommodations on http://mohawk-disability.jobs/, they use bold imagery to showcase their culture and include a section on veterans to further cement their promise to fostering diversity and inclusion.
Federal contractor, KPMG, goes one step further on http://KPMG-disabilities.jobs/ by not only sharing their view on the importance of disability hiring, but also in sharing information on their Abilities in Motion program. Through the linked brochure, individuals with disabilities can learn more about KPMG’s efforts to make an inclusive and accommodating work environment for their employees with disabilities, their partnerships with organizations such as Special Olympics, USBLN and the awards they have won.
Kudos to these Members and countless others who make the hiring of individuals with disabilities a priority in the workplace! How is your organization making strides in the employment of this protected class? Share your story in the comments below!
Kacie Clark is a Marketing Manager specializing in social media and communications for DirectEmployers Association.