How Your Company Can Look Closer

Build a More Inclusive Culture.

Want to build a stronger, more inclusive culture at your company? These steps can get your company on the right track.

Know Yourself

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The only way to grow your company’s level of inclusion is to know where you currently stand. For instance, do you know your company’s current self-ID rate, whether your handbooks and references are accessible, or if you have a published accommodations policy?

Build the Business Case

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Once you can clearly articulate your disability inclusion goals, you’ll need to build an appropriate business case to secure buy-in from senior leaders and across business units.

Disability inclusion, like any diversity segment, only works if the whole company is on the same page.

Align Leadership + Form Coalitions

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Once you can clearly articulate your business case, it’s time to rally support from colleagues as well as senior leadership.

Design Inclusive Policies

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Now that you’re having these important conversations with stakeholders, including HR representatives and senior leaders, it’s valuable to formalize decisions into policies and practices

Policies should be standard enough to build culture and set expectations, but also flexible enough to accommodate your entire workforce.

Continue Building Your Culture

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Because disability inclusion is a growing priority at your company, you have clearly developed a strong, inclusive, and forward-thinking culture. Way to go!

But we can always do more to support the talented people we have now, and be more welcoming to jobseekers and people we’ll add soon.

Get to Hiring & Empower Your People

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Now that you’re as culturally strong as you’ve ever been, and have your inclusion policies locked and loaded, it’s time to start bringing people in. And since you’ve reached this step, you may have found that it’s really hard to find candidates with disabilities.

Once again, NOD can help.

Measure, Evaluate, Refine, Repeat

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Inclusion is a journey that doesn’t end—there is no finish line. We can always strive to improve. To do so, we need to study what we’re doing: what’s working, what’s not, and what needs tinkering.

Click here to download the full Disability Inclusion Roadmap.

Check Your Level of Inclusion

See where your organization stands by taking NOD’s free and confidential Disability Employment Tracker, which measures performance in veterans and disability inclusion.

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