Best Practices

Microsoft’s Recruitment Focuses on Candidate’s Ability to Get the Job Done

In an effort to ensure that the recruitment process treats all applicants equally, Microsoft has developed a toolkit that all recruiters must use.  It covers every aspect of the recruiting process—from advertising to interviews to job offers to onboarding.  The focus of recruitment is to identify the ability or skill set of the person to get the job done.

The Benefits of Disclosing a Disability

Effective Communication With and About Persons with Disabilities

The Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR)

Designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings. The SOAR widget is now available for download to your website. Click here to download the widget.

Workplace Flexibility Toolkit from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy

Workplace flexibility is a Universal Strategy that can meet the needs of employers and their employees, which includes when, where, and how work is done. Essentially, flexibility enables both individual and business needs to be met through making changes to the time (when), location (where), and manner (how) in which an employee works. Flexibility should be mutually beneficial to both the employer and employee and result in superior outcomes.  There are currently 172 resources in the toolkit.

WellPoint, Inc. Working to Create an Open Culture

Pledge signatory WellPoint shares how to create a more inclusive workplace, based on its own practices. View a recent presentation by WellPoint, C5 Consulting, and the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Inclusive Workplace Culture Strategies here.

Is your law firm or organization considering how to better attract and retain talented staff with disabilities as part of a comprehensive diversity strategy? The U.S. Business Leadership Network has published a compilation of best corporate practices and a checklist for disability inclusion.