Of the organizations that successfully recruit and hire employees with disabilities, they are likely to follow 10 important policies and practices, according to a joint survey released by the Society for Human Resource Management and the Cornell University ILR School Employment and Disability Institute.

"The survey provides fresh perspectives on how to proactively recruit and retain a significantly under-utilized pool of American talent," says Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC, professor of disability studies and director of the EDI at the Cornell University ILR School.

Survey findings reveal that 61 percent of respondents say their organization specifically includes people with disabilities in their diversity and inclusion plans, and 59 percent of respondents have policies that mandate subcontractors and suppliers follow disability nondiscrimination requirements. Among the respondents that are hiring, 58 percent say they also train HR staff as well as supervisors on effective strategies for interviewing people with disabilities.

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