The Time Is Now For Companies To Advance Their Workforce Disability Inclusion Practices

Oct 27, 2020

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Enhanced Disability Employment Tracker Helps Large and Small Companies Make a More Inclusive Workforce a Reality

NEW YORK (October 27, 2020) – In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) is proud to launch its redesigned Disability Employment Tracker assessment, the only assessment tool available that focuses on the workforce, to help companies better evaluate the effectiveness of their disability inclusion policies and practices.  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.

Aiming at making the Tracker an even more effective resource for companies in 2021, NOD partnered with Talmetrix, a national employee feedback, research and insights’ company. By utilizing recent market research, the two organizations created a dynamic benchmarking disability assessment tool that provides companies with the cutting-edge, outcome-based data metrics they need to build a more inclusive workforce which is proven to enhance innovation and increase engagement with employees and customers.

“Individuals with disabilities make up 20 percent of the U.S. population, the largest diversity group, and including them in hiring decisions increases a company’s talent pool exponentially,” said NOD President Carol Glazer.  “The 2021 Tracker is the only tool in the field that can provide a company with the data they need to better understand how to improve their self-ID rates and workforce inclusion practices, as well as have a deeper correlation of key practices with outcomes related to hiring, tenure, promotions and engagement. I want to challenge all companies to take the 2021 Tracker and join our winning Corporate Leadership Council team to advance their disability inclusion practices.”

Previous Tracker data shows that NOD’s Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) member companies performed better and were more effective at implementing best practices, programs, and policies. Specifically, CLC companies have 3% higher self ID rates and are 21% better than non-members at adopting the most effective disability inclusion practices.

Companies who complete the Tracker by March 5, 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). The 2021 Scorecard reports will be available for participating companies in the spring of 2021.  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.

Companies can access the free NOD Disability Employment Tracker here.

About National Organization on Disability (NOD) and Talmetrix Partnership

The partnership between NOD and Talmetrix, Inc. blends advocacy with the current demands of the business community. NOD has decades of years of experience partnering with companies, large and small, to develop and grow hiring initiatives which provides a unique perspective on developing workforces based on employers’ needs.  Talmetrix has more than a decade of experience in capturing employee feedback and data on culture, inclusion, engagement and organizational effectiveness and brings extensive expertise to the survey design, analysis, and insights. Talmetrix administers the online survey platform and ensures confidentiality and data security.

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

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/

About Talmetrix

Talmetrix, an employee feedback, research and insights’ company powers multiple human capital benchmarks. Talmetrix humanizes employee and organizational data to elevate performance and productivity. Through its technology, solutions and services, Talmetrix enables organizations to listen for and respond to the factors influencing employee experience, culture and organizational performance.

Talmetrix administers the online survey platform and ensures confidentiality and data security. For more information about Talmetrix, please visit

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