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Welcome to AskEARN’s new website. As we transition to our new site, you can still visit EARN’s previous site.

About EARN

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.

Getting Started

Start here to learn how to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities — and how EARN’s resources can help.

    Phases of Employment

  • Recruit

    Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.

  • Hire

    Identify people who have the skills and attributes for the job.

  • Retain

    Keep talented employees with disabilities, including those who acquire them on the job.

  • Advance

    Ensure that employees with disabilities have equal opportunities for advancement.

News & Events

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

Retain

Disability inclusion is about more than hiring; it also means taking steps to retain the talents of valued employees with disabilities

In addition to taking steps to recruit and hire people with disabilities, organizations should review their policies and processes to ensure they retain employees with disabilities. Numerous strategies can assist in doing so. The topics below provide information to help you ensure valued employees with disabilities, including those who may acquire a disability due to injury, illness or aging, succeed. 

Inclusive Retention: Applicable Laws and Regulations

Learn about federal laws and regulations that impact employee retention

Accommodations and Retention

Learn about the role accommodations play in retaining employees with disabilities

Creating Inclusive Workplaces

Explore strategies for fostering a supportive and inclusive work culture

Retention Strategies

Explore strategies to help retain employees with disabilities

Measuring Progress

Track and review data to ensure your workplace is retaining employees with disabilities

Retention in Action: Case Studies

Read about companies’ efforts to ensure they retain employees with disabilities

Phases of Employment

Recruit Hire Retain Advance

Related Resources

Hire (& Keep) the Best: Talent Acquisition and Retention Processes

Effective strategies for hiring and retaining employees with disabilities

Ensure Productivity: Reasonable Accommodations

Strategies for effectively implementing of accommodations to enhance employee productivity

Mental Health Toolkit

Best practices for fostering a culture supportive of employees’ mental health and well-being

Toolkit for Establishing and Maintaining Successful ERGs 

Toolkit outlining the benefits of and strategies for establishing disability-focused employee resource groups (ERGs)

Fostering Disability-Inclusive Workplaces Through ERGs

Fact sheet about the benefits of disability-related employee resources groups (ERGs) for employers and employees 

Workplace Mentoring Playbook

Guidance on developing inclusive employee mentoring programs

Mentoring as a Disability Inclusion Strategy

Strategies for developing and nurturing future leaders for your company

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