The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity by educating public- and private-sector organizations on ways to build inclusive workplace cultures.
Start here to learn how to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities — and how EARN’s resources can help.
Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.
Identify people who have the skills and attributes for the job.
Keep talented employees with disabilities, including those who acquire them on the job.
Ensure that employees with disabilities have equal opportunities for advancement.
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EARN offers a wide range of training resources, including self-paced online courses, in our Learning Center. The Learning Center is named in honor of Dinah Cohen, a leader in the disability and federal employment communities who passed away in March 2018.
A listing of EARN resources by topic.
EARN makes it easy to stay up-to-date on disability employment news and information. Start by subscribing to our e-blasts and monthly e-newsletter, which will connect you to upcoming events, developing news and promising practices in the world of disability diversity and inclusion. And don’t forget to follow EARN on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
October 20, 2021 — 11:00am - 12:00pm ESTWebinar Careful planning and ongoing support will help your organization continually attract and retain qualified employees with disabilities.
A list of all webinars.
Building a disability-inclusive workforce starts with effective messaging, outreach and recruitment
Today, more employers are recognizing the value of a diverse workforce, inclusive of the talents of people with disabilities. But how can employers attract candidates with disabilities? You can use an intentional process that encompasses inclusive messaging, outreach and recruitment, as well as a strong understanding of how to ensure your application and interview processes are accessible. The topics below provide information to help you diversify your workforce and widen your potential talent pool through inclusive recruitment.
Learn about federal laws and regulations that impact recruitment activities.
Communicate a commitment to inclusion across all of your recruitment materials.
Assess your workplace to ensure its doors, including virtual doors, are open to all applicants.
Take proactive steps to source qualified candidates with disabilities.
Read about companies’ efforts to ensure their recruitment processes are inclusive and meet their talent needs.
Effective strategies for sourcing people with disabilities
Strategies for appealing to job seekers with disabilities in online materials and messaging
Summary of practices that attract applicants with disabilities
Assessment tool for company career webpages
Assessment tool for job descriptions and announcements
Guidance on how to construct disability-inclusive job announcements and descriptions
Assessment tool for planning and conducting interviews