Have You Reviewed Your Diversity Recruiting Strategy Lately?
The session will share best practices that companies like Walgreens, Pepsi, Ford, Staples, Microsoft, and SAP are developing to strategically position themselves to identify, recruit, train, onboard, and retain individuals with disabilities. The presentation will include a view from the prospective of corporate reasoning and taking into consideration the Cost vs. Return on Investment (ROI) impact any new initiative has on a company. The equation will include the long-term impact these programs will have on the Company, the communities they operate in and to the employees. Included in the presentation will be suggestions companies can incorporate to build partnerships with agencies like vocational rehabilitation to source qualified, motivated, reliable, and dependable candidates. A discussion of solutions attendees have incorporated to make their hiring process more inclusive and questions from others on what and how they can implement some best practices in their strategic hiring plan will let them walk away with suggests for moving from concept to concrete action steps. One important take away will be a better understanding of new Federal Contractor rules governing labor practices involving candidates and current employees with disabilities to develop a cohesive strategy for compliance with the OFCCP.
Steve Allen is a master networker and connector building bridges within the community and with employers to increase awareness of and dismantle barriers to employment for People with disabilities (PWD). Coaching groups and individuals with job seeking skills and working one on one with PWD to navigate the job search, application, interview, and post employment process. Advocating for changes in perceptions and educating companies and community groups to dispel limiting myths surrounding disability in employment. Always seeking, and replicated best employment practices for PWD building partnerships with corporate leaders and entrepreneurs. His relationships include diversity leaders like Randy Lewis (Walgreens), and leading disability advocates like Temple Grandin (CSU). He has been and is an active participant on several boards and committees that directly affect access to employment for PWD including the Governors Council for People with Disabilities, Tri-County Workforce Investment Board, and the Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM – Networking & Membership 101
11:30 AM – Lunch is Served
11:45 AM – Association Announcements
Noon – Presentation
1:00 PM – Adjourn
SHRM & HRCI CREDITS PENDING.
In partnership with: