From the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM):
A crucial part of being able to call your organization inclusive, equitable and diverse is actively hiring people with disabilities, invisible or visible. SHRM has been an active voice on the latest HR news and trends on inclusive, equitable, and diverse efforts. New SHRM research spotlights the experiences of workers with disabilities that are non-apparent or kept hidden, often called invisible disabilities.
- 16% of U.S. workers identify as having one or more invisible disabilities.
- Nearly half of those with an invisible disability HAVE NOT disclosed it to their employer.
- 34% of undisclosed employees believe co-workers would scrutinize their behavior if they identified.
- 31% say their co-workers would think they can’t fulfill their work responsibilities.
- Those who have disclosed say they are 2 to 3 times more likely to experience workplace incivility.
The Employing Abilities at Work certificate is a multi-faceted program with the actionable knowledge and tools HR professionals, people managers and business leaders need to recruit, hire, and retain individuals with disabilities. Brought to you with an initial investment from the Kessler Foundation, this certificate program is completely free and open to all.
Completing the Employing Abilities at Work Certificate program will empower you to:
- Understand the barriers to employment experienced by individuals with disabilities.
- Articulate the business case for building a workforce that is equitable and inclusive of individuals with disabilities.
- Create organizational strategies to recruit, hire, retain, and develop this talent pool.
- Educate your stakeholders to reduce barriers to employment faced by individuals with disabilities.
- Earn 10 professional development credits toward your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.
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