Disabled are often missed when companies consider diversity

06/10/2014 | Reuters

There are more than 1 billion disabled people, composing the world's largest minority group, yet companies often overlook them when crafting and implementing diversity programs. Many companies don't know how to reach out to the disabled. "There is a huge fear factor around disability and we are afraid of getting it wrong and we are afraid of what to do and what to say and embarrassing somebody," says Helen Cooke, an adviser on how to recruit and retain the disabled.

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