Diversity team attends U.S. disability matters conference

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Lois Cooper and William Rolack here! We head up the CSR & Inclusion team, part of the Diversity group at Adecco. Our role is to continue to grow diversity and inclusion in Adecco’s workforce and workplace, with our colleagues and associates, and with our clients in the marketplace.

One of the initiatives that we support is helping employees with disabilities in the workplace as well as assisting clients in welcoming those employees. Last month, Adecco Group was a co-host of the inaugural Disability Matters EU Conference in Paris where we learned about the challenges and opportunities of hiring individuals with disabilities on a global level.  Check out some of the pictures from the event here:

On April 18th, we attended the Disability Matters US Conference at Prudential’s headquarters in Newark, NJ.  We got the chance to hear from corporate executives across the US about how their advocacy, commitment and action in support of mainstreaming disabilities in their workforce, workplace and/or marketplace has greatly contributed to their organization’s success. They shared with us…

Please let us know if you have a best practice that you would like to share from your company or organization regarding hiring individuals with disabilities.  We would love to hear from you! To find out more about Adecco’s disability initiatives please visit us here.

About William Rolack

William is responsible for developing and implementing programs as part of the Adecco diversity initiative. William currently serves on the Graduate and Adult Enrollment Advisory Board for Marist College, has served as an adjunct professor at the State University of New York Brooklyn Economic Opportunity Center. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from South Carolina State University and his M.B.A. from Long Island University.

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  1. Lois, I’ve heard companies are going to start incorporating disability and veteran status into EEOC tracking – similar to how they track race and gender – in order to increase representation of underrepresented minorities. Have you heard much about this yet?

    Jenni

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