When you’re thinking about hiring people with disabilities, it’s important to consider how your disability employment plan fits in within your broader employee culture and plan. Asking yourself these 11 questions can help:

Diversity and Human Resource Goals

  • How many people do you hire each year, and what types of people do you look for?
  • What are your diversity goals in terms of hiring numbers, training and inclusion?
  • How do you recruit, and who are your recruiting partners?
  • Where do you see a disability employment and inclusion program having the biggest impact in terms of your diversity and HR goals?


Employee Retention and Support History

  • What are your key strategies for employee retention?
  • How do you support employees who may be struggling?
  • Have you made reasonable accommodations in the past? If so, what were the supports and related performance concerns?


Incentive Planning

  1. Do you tap into federal/state/local economic and workforce development incentives?
  2. Do you pursue job training or other types of grants?
  3. Do you collect Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)?
  4. How would the potential incentives you secure through your disability employment and inclusion program be most impactful?

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