The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) offers information and resources to help employers recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities; build inclusive workplace cultures; and meet diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals.
Start here to learn how to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities; why workplace inclusion of people with disabilities matters; 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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October 19, 2022 — 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ESTWebinar Learn about effective strategies people managers can use to support and empower their employees with disabilities when engaging in coaching and performance dialogues.
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.
- Build the Pipeline: Outreach and Recruitment
- Online Recruitment of and Outreach to People with Disabilities: Research-Based Practices (PDF)
- Disability Outreach and Inclusion Messaging: Assessment Checklist for Career Pages
- Encouraging Applicants with Disabilities: Job Descriptions and Announcements Checklist (PDF)
- Planning an Accessible Career Fair/Hiring Event Checklist (PDF)
- Accessible and Authentic Interviews for Candidates with Disabilities Checklist