Close
Learning Methods
Classroom
A traditional classroom couples on-site learning with the added value of face-to-face interaction with instructors and peers. With courses and exams scheduled worldwide, you will be sure to find a class near you.
Interaction
Highly Interactive
On-going interaction with instructor throughout the entire classroom event
Interaction with peers/professionals via face-to-face
Components (May Include)
Onsite
On-site instructor-led delivery of course modules, discussions, exercises, case studies, and application opportunities
Supplemental learning elements such as: audio/video files, tools and templates, articles and/or white papers
E-course materials available two weeks prior to the course start date; printed course materials ship directly to the event location
Duration
One + Days
Varies by course ranging from one to multiple days
Technical Needs
Specific requirements are clearly noted on the course page
Virtual Classroom
Ideal for those who appreciate live education instruction, but looking to save on travel. A virtual classroom affords you many of the same learning benefits as traditional–all from the convenience of your office.
Interaction
Highly Interactive
On-going interaction with instructor throughout the entire virtual classroom event
Interaction with peers/professionals via online environment
Components (May Include)
Live online instructor-led delivery of course modules, discussions, exercises, case studies, and application opportunities
Supplemental learning elements such as: audio/video files, tools and templates, articles and/or white papers
E-course materials available up to one week prior to the course start date. Recorded playback and supplemental materials available up to seven days after the live event.
Duration
Varies by course ranging from one to multiple sessions
Technical Needs
Adobe Flash Player
Acrobat Reader
Computer with sound capability and high-speed internet access
Phone line access
E-Learning
A self-paced, online learning experience that allows you to study any time of day. Course material is pre-recorded by an instructor and you have the flexibility to view content modules as desired.
Interaction
Independent Learning
Components (May Include)
Pre-Recorded
Pre-recorded course modules
Supplemental learning elements such as: audio/video files, online quizzes
E-course materials start on the day of purchase
Optional purchased print material ships within 7 business days
Duration
120 Days - Anytime
120-day access starts on the day of purchase
Direct access to all components
Technical Needs
Adobe Flash Player
Acrobat Reader
Computer with sound capability and high-speed internet access
Close
Contact Sponsor
E-Reward
Online
Paul Thompson
Phone: 1 44 01614322584
Contact by Email | Website
Close
Sorry, you can't add this item to the cart.
You have reached the maximum allowed quantity for purchase in your cart or the item isn't available anymore.
Product successfully added to your cart!
Price
View your cart
Continue shopping
Please note our website will be down this Friday, November 5 from 9pm ET – 11pm ET for routine maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
WORKSPAN
WORKSPAN DAILY |

Employees with Disabilities Can Help Fill in the Labor Gaps

As employers continue to look for ways to fill employment gaps amid a tight labor market, workers with disabilities are an often-overlooked group.

Image

There are more than 42 million Americans who live with a disability, according to the “2019 Annual Report on People With Disabilities in America.” And the employment gap between people with disabilities and people without disabilities was around 40% in 2018, which is lower than it was in 2015 (41%), but still higher than it should be, says Mary Dale Walters, senior vice president at Allsup.

“The employment gap remains too wide in our opinion,” Walters said. “We look at the national statistic for unemployment and then the statistic for those people who have disabilities and it’s more than double the national average. How do we work to get those people back to work and lower that gap of unemployment?”

Additionally, the report found that the earnings gap between people with disabilities and people without disabilities narrowed since 2008, which was the earliest year data was available. The gap went from $7,218 in 2008 to $5,796 in 2018. Walters said this could likely be related to the increase in people with disabilities who have graduated from high school and college during that time frame.

“Receiving a college education usually translates to higher lifetime earnings,” Walters noted.

As it relates to employers, there are numerous benefits to hiring workers with disabilities in order to fill jobs and cut down on skills shortages. According to WorldatWork’s “2019 Inventory of Total Rewards Programs & Practices Survey,” 65% of employers deployed diversity and inclusion initiatives in 2019. Workers with disabilities should be considered in these initiatives given what they could bring to the table, Walters explained.

“The DOL found that employers who put in place diversity and inclusion policies and make it a part of their talent strategy see increased retention of employees in general,” Walters said. “They see an increase in employee productivity, an increase in workplace safety — there’s this overwhelming body of evidence that suggests that people with disabilities are dedicated employees and they are not expensive to hire or accommodate their disability. Besides being loyal, it rolls all the way through to the value of your share price. So, if you connect all of these studies and even go to the investor’s side of large corporations, there’s a connection all the way through those hiring people with disabilities is good for business, it’s good for your employees and it’s good for people with disabilities.”

About the Author

Brett Christie Bio Image

Brett Christie is the managing editor of Workspan Daily.


About WorldatWork

WorldatWork is a professional nonprofit association that sets the agenda and standard of excellence in the field of Total Rewards. Our membership, signature certifications, data, content, and conferences are designed to advance our members’ leadership, and to help them influence great outcomes for their own organizations.

About Membership

Membership provides access to practical resources, research, emerging trends, a professional network, and career-building education and certification. Learn more and join today.