Concurrent Session
Employing Abilities @Work: Research, Best Practices and Case Studies
Salon FGH (Third Floor)
Tuesday 10/29/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM   Add to calendar
1.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Relationship Management | Intended Audience: Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
Workplace Application:
Hear case studies from companies leading successful employment initiatives for individuals with disabilities and how to leverage the key findings of SHRM’s latest research to effectively hire and retain these individuals.  

People with disabilities represent more than 25% of the adult population in the U.S. However, they are underemployed at a rate significantly higher than their peers without disabilities. Companies who actively prioritize building inclusive hiring processes and workplaces where people with disabilities can thrive have seen the business and cultural benefits of inclusion. Learn from companies like yours who have implemented disability inclusion programs as they discuss their key learnings and strategies for successes and hear insights from SHRM’s latest research on disability inclusion in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the attitudes and opinions of HR professionals, managers and independent contributors towards individuals with disabilities in the workplace.
  • Understand the impact of SHRM’s research findings on company recruitment, development and retention.
  • Walk away with strategies to improve employment for individuals with disabilities in your workplace.
Trent  Burner, SHRM-SCP  Photo
Trent Burner, SHRM-SCP, vice president, Research,
Ryan Hitsman Photo
Ryan Hitsman, Senior HR Business Leader – Western Region Logistics,
Wendi  Safstrom Photo
Wendi Safstrom, President,
SHRM Foundation
Brad Nardick, president,
The Bazaar, Inc.
Patricia Toledo Photo
Patricia Toledo, vice president,
Workplace Initiative by Understood