Employers Don’t Understand the Work People with Disabilities Can Do, SHRM Research Finds

NEW ORLEANS—Many HR professionals and managers think certain kinds of work can’t be performed by someone with a disability, and that prevents people in this talent pool from being recruited, hired or promoted, according to research released today from the SHRM Foundation and Workplace Initiative by Understood.

In the last seven years, employers have not changed their recruitment methods to attract and hire talented job candidates who have disabilities,  Employing Abilities @Work shows, yet the nation’s employers continue to have trouble filling 7.2 million jobs.

“It seems that many organizations have been on autopilot when it comes to disability recruitment,” and that needs to change, said Alex Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, the Society for Human…

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