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March 2021 Newsletter

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Andy Traub of Allied Global Services
Andy Traub with Allied InclusionWorks

Our educational webinar series kicks off April 7th with Andry Traub’ presentation on ‘InclusionWorks in Action: Building a Disability-Inclusive Workplace.’  Read the rest of the March Newsletter at http://eepurl.com/htHq8v or read it below!

Advancing Disability Diversity and
Inclusion Within the Workplace

Invitation from the Director
We are excited to start our monthly webinar series on April 7.  We are kicking off this educational webinar series with an exceptional presenter, Andry Traub, Vice President of Human Resources and Allied InclusionWorks at Allied Global Services. He will be providing information on ‘InclusionWorks in Action: Building a Disability-Inclusive Workplace.’  This program is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.  I invite you to check out additional workshops under the heading ‘Upcoming Events’ and make sure you register for the April 7 webinar.

Upcoming Events

ADVANCING DISABILITY DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION WITHIN THE WORKPLACE
Webinar Series

Overview:

As an HR professional or small business owner, are you familiar with the many resources that can help you reach out to people with disabilities in the labor force? Being knowledgeable about the requirements for—and the methods of achieving—accessibility in the workplace for people with disabilities will increase the diversity and inclusion within your organization.  There are benefits of being familiar with methods of recruiting, interviewing, and retaining such employees.
These webinars help companies recognize the need for Disability Inclusion and are designed to provide you proper action steps to include in your overall disability and inclusion strategy. If you are looking to improve and diversify your workforce, these webinars are for you!

 Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about effective strategies and resources to support your outreach and recruitment efforts
  • Acquire practical strategies in supporting employees with mental well being
  • How to interact with employees and customers with a disability
  • Learning what accommodation is, what it isn’t, and how to know when to accommodate
  • Available Tax Credits
  • Learn how other businesses are implementing Diversity and Inclusion

Cost: $35.00 per registration

“InclusionWorks in Action:
Building a Disability-Inclusive Workplace”

APRIL 7 | 10:00 – 11:00 am (MST)
Presented by Andy Taube from Allied InclusionWorks

Description:
While many companies are committed to creating a disability-inclusive workplace, they are challenged with where to start and how to do it. This presentation will cover the key elements and strategies to develop and sustain a disability-inclusive workplace i.e., leadership, outreach/recruitment, communication, culture, and more. Participants will complete a high-level assessment to get an idea of where you and your organization are in your disability inclusion journey.
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Disability:IN Uinta County and Cultivate Ability are recognized by WYO SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.  This program is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. 

Andy Traub – Vice President of Human Resources and Allied InclusionWorks at Allied Global Services
Allied InclusionWorks is the first end-to-end solution, helping prepare employers to connect them to talented job seekers who face challenges to employment including veterans, individuals with disabilities, and fair chance candidates. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, SPHR, SHRM-CSPP, and is an internationally recognized leader in both disability and diversity employment. Over the past two decades, Andy has developed and implanted talent acquisition/ management for entities ranging from government to national employers, including Google, Best Buy, Walgreens, Office Depot, Amazon, Starbucks, Sodexo, Kroger, and several European based companies as well as consulting with government entities in Russia, Scotland, and Germany. He was also lead consultant on the Workplace Initiative Team for the Poses Family Foundation to develop disability inclusion strategies for national employers receiving funding from the foundation.
At AMC Entertainment, Inc., Andy led the company’s strategic recruitment initiatives as Director of Recruitment and created “AMC F.O.C.U.S.”, an award-winning program in which AMC broke new ground in hiring and retaining large numbers of individuals with disabilities. He has also served as the Managing Director for the National Organization on Disability where he created several innovative programs and products (including the Disability Employment Tracker) to help national employers develop sustainable programs designed to effectively attract, on-board, manage and retain individuals with disabilities.
Andy has had the honor of being invited by two different administrations to the White House to present on best practices in disability employment. He was also invited by the US Embassy to provide multiple keynotes at an international disability employment conference in Moscow, Russia.

Benefits of Hiring People
with Disabilities 

Hiring managers like predictable results, here are some predictable benefits to expect in today’s market when hiring a qualified candidate with a disability.  Benefits of hiring include:

  1. Increased hiring pool.
  2. Positively impacts the retention of existing employees.
  3. ROI – Tax and other financial incentives including productivity benefits.
  4. Reduce cost of employee benefits available.
  5. Increased diversity.
  6. Response to an aging workforce.
  7. Increased work ethic/dedication.
  8. Enhanced staff morale.
  9. A new look at creativity and problem-solving. 

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disability inclusion and equality.

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