Publication Date

Fall 2016


[Excerpt] More than ever, companies are focused on developing a diverse workforce. However, disability is an often forgotten minority group. 1 in 5 people will acquire a disability in their lifetime, and individuals with disabilities are a major source of untapped talent due to social stigma that they can’t or don’t want to work. While many companies are taking steps toward diversity, they often spend less time, energy, and resources on the inclusion piece. In many organizations, Human Resources sets the Diversity and Inclusion strategy. There are several concrete, practical steps that HR leaders can take to enhance feelings of inclusion for people with disabilities in their workplace.


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Collier, D. (2016). Inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace: Best practices for HR professionals. Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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