Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Agency Launches Inclusive Employer Toolkit
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) today announced the launch of the Inclusive Employer Toolkit designed to help employers recruit, hire, and retain employees with disabilities and foster an inclusive workplace.
Recruitment and retention are challenges for many businesses. Individuals with disabilities represent a talent pool that is often hidden and underutilized. The Inclusive Employer Toolkit, which can be used in its entirety or by section, is a guide to creating an inclusive workplace and accessing this hidden pool of talent.
“Ohioans with disabilities make excellent employees because of their loyalty and drive to be successful,” said Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted. “Creating an inclusive work environment and leveraging this untapped talent pool gives companies a competitive edge, and the new OOD Employer Toolkit can help give businesses the tools they need to get started.”
The Toolkit includes four main topics:
- Building the Business Case – benefitting from hiring people with disabilities
- Inclusive Workplace – making the workplace inclusive of everyone
- Recruiting, Hiring, and Supporting Employees – getting access to a greater pool of talent
- Workplace Accommodations – making small changes can make a big difference