NOD Chairman Touts the Benefits of Disability Hiring in Feature Interview on The CEO Show
January 29, 2017 –Tom Ridge, first Homeland Security Secretary and Chairman of Ridge Global, discusses the future of cyber security and his passion for disability employment on The CEO Show with host Robert Reiss.
Gov. Ridge, who serves as chairman of the National Organization on Disability’s board of directors, encouraged business leaders to tap into the benefits employees with disabilities bring to the workforce.
Gov. Ridge shared that in NOD’s work with leading companies like Starbucks, Walmart, “they’ve discovered that it’s not a matter of social responsibility or just meeting some kind of diversity requirement. [Individuals with disabilities] are good, solid, reliable, dependable, effective employees.”
These companies, he continued, “have hired people with disabilities, not as a means of charity, but as a good business decision.”