We now have automatic doors that stay open long enough for a wheelchair to roll through and do a turn-around. Our reception desks are low enough for someone who is of small stature or in a wheelchair to comfortably make eye contact with the receptionist.
What a great goal, to be on the Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities list.
Read the entire AbledBody.com article at:
A Disability Evangelist For The Workplace
Some points from the 2009 Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities article:
The Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities have at least two percentage points’ higher average retention rates across all races/ethnicities/gender than the Top 50.
All these Top 10 have active programs to recruit for people with disabilities, compared with 78 percent of the Top 50 and 48 percent of the bottom quarter of entrants. There were 256 participants in this year’s ranking.
All these Top 10 also have active programs to recruit for GLBT employees, compared with 60 percent of the Top 50 and 21 percent of the bottom quarter of entrants.
All these Top 10 have employee-resource groups, compared with 94 percent of the Top 50 and 80 percent of the bottom quarter of respondents. At all these companies, the company funds the groups and allows them to meet during the workday, a senior executive is a member of each group, and the groups are used to augment recruiting and marketing efforts to diverse communities. This is a significantly higher percentage for each of those questions than the Top 50 and the bottom quarter of respondents.
Diversity training is mandatory for the entire work force at each of this Top 10, compared with 60 percent of the Top 50 and 41.7 percent of the bottom quarter of respondents.
CEO commitment to diversity is clear at these companies. In all, heads of diversity are direct reports or one direct report removed from CEO, compared with 92 percent of Top 50 and 80 percent of bottom quarter of respondents.
The corporate-vision statement incorporates diversity at all these Top 10 compared with 90 percent of the Top 50 and 81.6 percent of the bottom quarter of respondents.