Katherine McCary, President C5 Consulting, LLC and CEO DC Metro BLN
Howard Green, Deputy Director, National Organization on Disability
Moving towards a culture of inclusion takes Leadership, Education, Accessibility and Pipeline!
Section 503 regulation changes require Federal Government Contractors to make good faith efforts to employ at least 7% of their workforce with IWD (Individual with Disability) across all job groups and types. To capture this, invitations to self-identify are offered in pre and post offer and every 5 years employees are invited to self-identify. Although the form is simple, getting candidates and employees to disclose has proven to be difficult.
Of the many challenges, the most significant is creating a culture of inclusion in which employees feel safe, respected, and valued resulting in an increased number of employees feeling comfortable enough to self-identify.
C5 Consulting and NOD work collaboratively as partners and are recognized nationally as leaders in disability inclusion. In this session, Katherine and Howard will share challenges and solutions to these three major challenges faced by employers today:
Talent Acquisition (With so many competing pipelines, what are some ideas to strategically source and measure success?),
Internal Engagement (Leadership buy-in, Hiring Managers Education, ERG best practices) and
Compliance (How do we improve our self-Id numbers and create a culture of inclusion?) gained from working with Fortune 500 clients.
***US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED for building access.