32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

Unified Work: The Business Value of Hiring People with Disabilities

20-minute Spotlight Sessions

Day 2

Session Code: Spotlight 1
When: March 11, 2020
Location/Room: Spotlight Stage
Presenters: Peter McDermott, MDI Inc.  |  Kristie Armbruster, MDI, Inc.

Description

If people with disabilities are not a part of your workforce solution in 2020, you are missing out! People with disabilities will enrich and enhance your workforce. The “Unified Work” Successful Employment Model was developed by Unified Work members to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. We will lay out the business case for why people with disabilities are an untapped and value-added solution to your workforce needs. We will discuss a high-level perspective of what to consider when implementing a process to hire more people with disabilities.

We will share dramatic statistics regarding the employment rate of people with disabilities, a few success stories, as well as challenges we know some employers have faced, and possible solutions to those challenges.

Learning Outcomes
  • Learn why hiring people with disabilities is a good business decision
  • Understand the Unified Work model
  • Identify the tools you can use to successfully recruit, hire, retain and support people with disabilities

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