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man with hand on wheelchair wheel “If HR leaders become more aware of this internal conflict disabled people face, it will encourage our disabled population to feel safe interviewing for all jobs,” says Carolyn Cannistraro. (Photo: Shutterstock)

One of the key priorities among HR departments this year is DEI–diversity, inclusion and equity. From company culture to hiring practices, more businesses are looking for ways to be more welcoming to a range of talented individuals. Though racial and gender equity tend to receive the lion’s share of attention, they’re not the only areas that employers should be considering in their policy and procedure rewrites.

Carolyn Cannistraro, Carolyn Cannistraro, assistant vice president, executive relationship banker

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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