In the Know: Research Brief: Disability Inclusive Recruitment and Hiring Practices and Policies: Who Has Them and What Difference Does it Really Make?
Dedicated to advancing knowledge, policies and practices to enhance the opportunities of people with disabilities, Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute recently released this report to further examine inclusive workforce practices and policies that help improve the recruitment, hiring and retention of workers with disabilities.
Not surprising, the report found a positive correlation between organizations, businesses (small and large) and contractors who adopted inclusive practices and policies to the hiring of workers with disabilities. In fact, companies were at least two times, in many instances greater than 3.5 times, more likely to hire a person with a disability if they had inclusive recruitment and hiring practices already in place.
The report concludes that more must be done to expand inclusive services and prqactices, but that as more companies do, the employment of people with disabilities will continue to increase.
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