CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 19, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Forrester (Nasdaq: FORR) announces today that the company has joined Business network Work without restrictions promote greater employment opportunities for candidates with disabilities. As part of its Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) path, Forrester’s employment initiatives focus on attracting talent from all backgrounds – including racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veterans and abilities. According to the World Health Organization, more than a billion people – an estimated 15% of the world’s population – live with disabilities. In addition to the employment of people with disabilities, the network will provide Forrester with access to disability counseling services and training, service organizations and relevant events to promote the employment of people with disabilities.
Work without limits – an initiative of Commonwealth Medicine, the advisory and operational department of UMass Chan Medical School – is a network of employers, educational institutions, employment service providers and state and federal agencies working to ensure that the employment of people with disabilities is equal to those without disabilities. Its programs and services are tailored to the needs of companies that actively employ people with disabilities, people with disabilities who are looking for work, and the employment providers who serve them.
“Organizations need to be strengthened and contribute to effective opportunities, events and inclusive change for people with disabilities,” he said. Bonnie Rivers, Director of Employer Relations at Work Without Borders. “We look forward to working with Forrester to help them attract a variety of candidates with special needs at all levels of employment.”
In addition to advancing D&I in-house, Forrester is committed to research that will help leading companies and technology build more inclusive experiences for their employees and customers. Forrester also notes that accessibility is a key element of a comprehensive strategy for diversity, equity and business inclusion. globally, 36% of companies have management-level commitments to create accessible digital experiences. Forrester’s research on digital accessibility and inclusive design best practices helps leaders navigate and better meet the needs of people with disabilities.
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“Attracting talent from all backgrounds and perspectives is one of our key recruitment priorities,” he said. Julie Kelly, vice president of talent acquisition at Forrester. “We look forward to working with Work Without Restrictions to maximize employment opportunities for people with disabilities and to play our part in removing barriers to finding a job.”
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