In order to retain and advance workers with disabilities, 54 percent of human resources professionals say employers should implement a disability-focused employee network, such as an employee resource group or affinity group, according to a joint survey by the Society for Human Resource Management and the Cornell University ILR School Employment and Disability Institute.

These 54 percent of respondents say the practice of creating a disability-focused employee network is very effective, while 20 percent of respondents say it’s somewhat effective. Another 49 percent of respondents say offering a return-to-work or disability management program for employees who suffered a work-related illness, injury or disabling condition is very effective, and 36 percent of respondents say it is somewhat effective.

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