Webinar: Filling the skills gap in the public sector: talent with disabilities, 13 February 2020
The public sector is facing rapid changes – from shifts in the organization of work to new technologies making their way into public entities. Targeted initiatives by public employers can create and maintain a pipeline of persons with disabilities who develop new and improve existing skills to make the public sector work for all.
Employment of persons with disabilities in the public service not only changes their place in society, the way society perceives persons with disabilities but also the ways people interact with the public sector.
– Yazmine Laroche, Deputy Minister, Public Service Accessibility, Government of Canada
– Victor Calise, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, New York City
– Martha Jackson, Assistant Commissioner Employment and Business Relations, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, New York City
Webinar: Globalising Employee Resource Groups on disability, 22 May 2019
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) of workers with disabilities have proven to be a successful mechanism to make the needs of employees with disabilities heard and addressed in companies where these ERGs exist. Multinational enterprises with disability ERGs face the challenge of making these groups effective around the globe.
The webinar featured Kate Nash, CEO and Creator of PurpleSpace, the world’s only networking and professional development hub for employees with disabilities, as well as Rogier Reinders, chair of Dow’s Disability Employee Network for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI).
The webinar was moderated by Yves Veulliet, Global Disability & Inclusion Leader at IBM.
Webinar: Affirmative recruitment practices: Ensuring an inclusive experience for job seekers with disabilities, 27 March 2019
The webinar “Affirmative recruitment practices: Ensuring an inclusive experience for job seekers with disabilities” showed that to harness the business benefits of disability inclusion, companies proactively remove barriers in their recruitment practices to ensure inclusive experiences for everyone, including people with disabilities.
Accenture and the Australian Public Service Commission presented case studies on their inclusive recruitment practices.
Alberto Lapi & Aldo Pozzoli, Accenture
Robyn Beutel, Australian Public Service Commission
Webinar: What’s in a number? Disability data for business change, 4 October 2018
As companies change their culture on disability inclusion, how can they use data on employees with disabilities to understand progress and guide inclusion strategies? Gathering information on disability is a sensitive and difficult subject, and asking employees to share their disability status needs to be done carefully.
Susanne Bruyere from the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University shared research findings from US companies on the importance of and key factors for disclosure. Susanne Bruyere’s presentation for download here.
Ruth Warick from the International Disability Alliance discussed the issue of disclosure of disability from the perspective of employees with disabilities.
Webinar: A new culture for business on disability inclusion, 23 May 2018
How can business change ideas and possibilities around the inclusion and employment of persons with disabilities? Hosted by the ILO’s Global Business and Disability Network, this webinar featured experiences from the private sector around the world. The webinar explored what can be done in practice to tackle stigma and stereotypes on disability, and what approaches there are to focus on talent and inclusion.
Anne-Sophie Beraud – VP Group Inclusion & Diversity, AccorHotels (GBDN Chair): introduced the webinar series and the challenges companies face in creating a shared positive understanding of disability and disability issues;
Yves Veulliet – Global Disability & Inclusion Program Manager, IBM (GBDN Vice-Chair): gave a keynote presentation highlighting key messages and techniques for making new conversations on disability inclusion in global business;
Shashaank Awasthi – Co-founder, V-shesh (an award-winning India-based company promoting inclusion): presented conversations with employers and new perspectives to respond to their key concerns on disability.