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.
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.
Learn about federal laws and regulations that impact employee retention
Learn about the role accommodations play in retaining employees with disabilities
Explore strategies for fostering a supportive and inclusive work culture
Explore strategies to help retain employees with disabilities
Effective strategies for hiring and retaining employees with disabilities
Strategies for effectively implementing of accommodations to enhance employee productivity
Best practices for fostering a culture supportive of employees’ mental health and well-being
Toolkit outlining the benefits of and strategies for establishing disability-focused employee resource groups (ERGs)
Fact sheet about the benefits of disability-related employee resources groups (ERGs) for employers and employees
Guidance on developing inclusive employee mentoring programs
Strategies for developing and nurturing future leaders for your company