Employers, human resource professionals and business managers can help make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by giving them access and opportunities for employment. Learn about disability employment policy, best practices, workplace accommodations, performance standards and more through the following resources.
Disability Employment 101 and Disability Employment 101 For Your Business
These Guides provide information about ways to find qualified workers with disabilities, ways to put disability and employment research into practice and ways to model what other businesses have done to successfully integrate individuals with disabilities into the workforce.
Technical Assistance for Business and Employers
Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN)
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) helps employers recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities. In addition to hosting webinars and other events, EARN also maintains a website, AskEARN.org, which provides information on: recruiting and hiring; retention and advancement; laws and regulations; creating an accessible and welcoming workplace; and federal contractor requirements. The website also offers a variety of resources to assist state and federal government agencies in making their workforces more inclusive and reflective of the citizens they serve.
ADA Disability and Business National Technical Assistance Network
The National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels.
Other Helpful Resources
ABILITYJobs has lead the way in helping companies find talented employees and are the first, and the largest employment, site connecting job seekers, that happen to have a disability, with business, non-profits and government.
Diversifying Your Workforce
A four-step reference guide to recruiting, hiring, & retaining employees with disabilities.
Business Case for Hiring Workers with Disabilities
Learn how hiring workers with disabilities can benefit not only the individuals but the employer in terms of ROI, human capital, innovation, marketing, diversity and social responsibility.
National Business and Disability Council
The Council assists corporations with issues relating to the employment of people with disabilities in the areas of ADA compliance, building and product accessibility, reasonable accommodation, job analysis, recruitment, specialized equipment, career development and much more.
Employer Best Practices for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities
Guidance for employers on supporting workers with caregiving responsibilities. Employers adopting flexible workplace policies that help employees achieve a satisfactory work-life balance may not only experience decreased complaints of unlawful discrimination, but may also benefit their workers, their customer base, and their bottom line.