The inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace is no longer absent from the business agenda. Nonetheless, managers still struggle in implementing inclusion strategies effectively. Based on examples from 15 multinational companies, employers’ organizations and business networks, this publication presents key factors leading to the successful inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace. Divided into two main sections – the why and the how, it provides solutions and ideas on how to improve.
Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities: The Business Case, 2014
In the context of a youth unemployment crisis, youth with specific disadvantages, such as having a disability, face even more barriers to decent work. In light of this challenge, the ILO Global Business & Disability Network compiled a collection of positive examples from 10 companies of different sizes sectors and countries in their efforts to train or employ young people with disabilities. Each case study provides the reader with a short overview of how initiatives were set up and implemented.
Disability and Corporate Social Responsibility reporting, 2014
Disability and Corporate Social Responsibility reporting: an analysis comparing reporting practices of 40 selected multinational enterprises. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an integral part of corporate strategy in recent years. It consists of a multifaceted approach that has an impact on both society and the company. It encompasses human rights and environmental issues, contributing to community development, all the while improving company reputation, brand image and corporate culture. To explore how companies are integrating disability into their CSR work, this publication investigates reporting practices of 40 multinational enterprises.
Disability in the Workplace: Employers’ Organizations and Business Networks, 2016
The first edition of the Disability in the Workplace: Employers’ Organizations and Business Networks was published in 2011 to share practices on how different business organizations support and promote employment of people with disabilities. In this publication, 14 organizations introduce and share their initiatives and practices on disability inclusion. The good practice examples demonstrate that national networks can be instrumental in promoting joint initiatives among companies.
Making the future of work inclusive of people with disabilities
The future of work is still to be shaped, and we can all influence it to some extent. Driven by this idea and aware of the urgency to take action, the ILO Global Business and Disability Network and Fundación ONCE have developed this publication. This is a first exercise to connect different areas of debate, looking at the key trends of the future of work from a disability perspective and seeking to identify specific action needed in order to shape the future of work in a more disability-inclusive way.
This guidance is part of The Disability Confident Employers’ Toolkit: a unique portfolio of the practical guides, checklists, case studies and resources that make it easier for any business to deliver the best practice we call ‘Disability Confidence’. This publication was authored by Susan Scott Parker and Simon Brown. Simon Brown also presented a snap shot in understanding workplace adjustments during the KBDN meeting on 28 th August 2020.
Business as unusual: Disability inclusion practices of private sector employers in Kenya
The private sector in Kenya still offers few opportunities for persons with disabilities. This is depicted
by the fact that only 2.3% of employees in the companies in this publication were persons with disabilities, nonetheless, it is important to highlight their approaches to inclusion. Their good
practices are worth sharing. The motivations for the employment of persons with disabilities include
the spirit of inclusion at the workplace, recognition that diversity is a strength and offering equal opportunities for all.