How Americans with Disabilities are Underrepresented as Managers and Professionals, in One Glaring Chart
Madison Hoff | Feb 28, 2022, 3:16 PM The Bureau of Labor Statistics released 2021 data about the employment situation of people with disabilities. Of employed people with disabilities, 36.5% work in management, professional, and related occupations. That is less than the share for employed people without disabilities working these jobs, at 42.7%. […]
4 Ways to Expand Inclusion of People with Disabilities
“The most immediate challenge for many companies looking to advance disability inclusion is knowing where to start,” said Felicia Nurmsen, Managing Director of Employer Services at NOD. “A good first step is to establish your baseline, so you can prioritize goals, strategically allocate resources, and track year-over-year progress. One tool is NOD’s Disability Employment Tracker, which offers essential data to benchmark your employment practices and performance against other companies.”
Want Your Business to Succeed? Hire Moms. Hire Vets. Hire Boomers. Hire People With Disabilities. Here’s Why
NOD President Carol Glazer recommends that if a manager has a disability, he or she discuss it openly. “You can almost hear a sigh of relief go through the workforce when a senior leader discloses a disability,” she says.
PWC + NOD
OBJECTIVE Bring in talent with diverse perspectives to solve business challenges, using PwC’s disability inclusion data to develop customized recommendations. OUTCOME PwC’s leaders opted for the Disability Inclusion Accelerator™ to chart a path forward. PwC collaborated with NOD to understand the analysis of its Disability Employment Tracker™ results and built a high-level action plan to accelerate company-wide efforts […]
Lowe’s + NOD: Case Study
OBJECTIVE To provide assistance in recruiting and hiring people with disabilities at four of Lowe’s distribution centers and to provide training to Lowe’s staff, managers, and local partners. OUTCOME Lowe’s hired more than 150 new workers with disabilities in the first year, and an additional 250 workers in the following 18-month period. NOD provided training […]
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