NOD CORPORATE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBERS SIGNIFICANTLY OUTPACE PEERS IN DISABILITY SELF-IDENTIFICATION RATES
NOD President Encourages All Companies to Join the Winning Team
NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 23, 2020) – Members of the National Organization on Disability Corporate Leadership Council are routinely outperforming their non-Council peers, according to Talmetrix, a national employee feedback, research and insights’ company. Results from the NOD’s benchmarking assessment, the 2020 Disability Employment Tracker, show Council members routinely scoring high marks in all six inclusion categories, including climate & culture, talent sourcing, people practices, workplace & technology and veterans employment. In addition, Council members are showing they improved self-ID rates by 21% since 2018 versus compared to non-Council members who showed an increase of just 0.26% in the same period. Overall, members of NOD’s Corporate Leadership Council have 6% higher self-ID rates than their peers who are not members.
In its eighth year – and with companies who together employ more than 10 million Americans already taking the annual survey – the NOD Tracker assists companies to make disability inclusion part of their overall business strategy and to find the right talent while removing inclusion barriers.
“For nearly 40 years, we have worked alongside leading Fortune 1,000 companies, who proudly make up our Corporate Leadership Council, to help build or enhance their disability inclusion practices,” said NOD President Carol Glazer. “Our Council members are some of the best performing companies because they are adopting key practices to yield higher disability rates, including having a plan to ensure recruiters, managers and supervisors are well-trained in the accommodations process and to provide easy access to accommodations at the post-offer/pre-employment stage and throughout the employees’ tenure.”
Glazer added, “As our country continues to grapple with civil unrest and a global pandemic, I can’t say this strongly enough – the time is now for all companies to advance their disability inclusion practices and build a stronger more inclusive workforce. Take the first step by completing the 2021 Tracker and join NOD’s winning Corporate Leadership Council.”
More about the NOD Corporate Leadership Council
Membership in the Corporate Leadership Council provides an opportunity for national and global business leaders to learn from peers about common challenges and leading practices in disability employment – and to be recognized for their commitment to disability employment. In supporting our mission, our corporate partners distinguish themselves as leaders in diversity and employers of choice for people with disabilities.
More about the NOD Tracker Survey
Start Today! Take the free NOD Disability Employment Tracker here.
The National Organization on Disability’ s(NOD) Disability Employment Tracker is the only assessment tool available that focuses on the workforce, to help companies better evaluate the effectiveness of their disability inclusion policies and practices.
Companies who complete the Tracker by March 23, 2021 receive a free Scorecard report, benchmarking their performance against all other participants in key workforce inclusion areas: (Strategy, Metrics, Climate & Culture, Talent Sourcing, People Practices, Workplace Tools & Accessibility, and Veterans (optional).
In addition to receiving this powerful benchmarking tool, top performing companies are eligible to compete for NOD’s Annual Leading Disability Employer Seal. A list of the 2020 Leading Disability Employers can be found here.
About National Organization on Disability
The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that seeks to increase employment opportunities for the 80-percent of working age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. To achieve this goal, NOD offers a suite of employment solutions, tailored to meet leading companies’ workforce needs. NOD has helped some of the world’s most recognized brands to be more competitive in today’s global economy by building or enriching their disability inclusion programs. For more information about NOD and how its professional services, Corporate Leadership Council and Disability Employment Tracker™ can help your business, visit www.NOD.org.
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the most comprehensive and sweeping pieces of civil rights legislation in our nation’s history. For more information about the ADA 30 and how NOD is celebrating this milestone event, please visit www.nod/ada30.org.