Inclusion and diversity continue to be hot topics in the business world. And for good reason – inclusion is good for business, plain and simple. In fact, in a 2020 study by Accenture, US companies not prioritizing inclusivity are leaving $1.05 trillion on the table. That’s a huge missed opportunity!
Inclusion and diversity are good for business, especially since 1 in 5 Americans have a disability. That’s 20% of your workforce. Yet, according to the Department of Labor, only 19.1% of people with disabilities were employed in 2021 vs. 63.7% of people without disabilities.
There’s a lot of talk about how to incorporate inclusion and diversity strategies in the workplace. But it starts with leadership making a commitment to change. That means setting goals, implementing policies, and taking action.
Begin by integrating an enterprise-wide e-learning solution like iDisability®. Our platform includes close to 40 modules on topics related to compliance, disability strategic planning, technology accessibility, reasonable accommodation, and communication in the workplace. Since 2016, we’ve guided workforces in building and evolving their disability inclusion success.
Inclusion isn’t something that happens overnight – it’s a journey. But with the right resources, your organization can make great strides in creating a more inclusive workplace for everyone.
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