Disability

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Employees with nonvisible disabilities often wonder whether to disclose their condition when applying for a job or working for an organization, because they fear negative repercussions will arise if they do so.

Yet people with disabilities are the largest and fastest growing minority group in the world, representing more than 750 million individuals, according to a recent webinar. In the U.S., there are more than 54 million people with disabilities. However, people with disabilities are employed at less than half the rate of their nondisabled counterparts.

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July 25, 2012
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Publicly owned, for-profit entities and companies that employ 25,000 employees or more are most likely to engage in effective practices for accommodating people with disabilities, according to a study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in collaboration with the Cornell University ILR School Employment and Disability Institute.

However, a majority of employers from all sectors, industries and sizes engage in the following accommodation practices:

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July 6, 2012

Programs that help employees return to work following injury or illness and efforts to provide flexibility on the job are some of the most popular—and effective—practices used by employers to retain and advance employees with disabilities, a new study found.

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June 12, 2012