Today’s blog post is about the 2018 Disability Equality Index. It is an aspirational, educational, recognition tool that is intended to help companies identify opportunities for continuous improvement and help build a company’s reputation as an employer of choice. This year, OppenheimerFunds, a leading global asset manager, was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion. Oppenheimer Funds has always worked to have diversity and inclusion in their business. The Chief Human Resource Officer, Andy Doyle has said, “Attracting and retaining diverse employees, including those with disabilities, drives collaboration and the creation of innovative products that are tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients.”
Oppenheimer Funds has partnered with companies such as the Blind Institute of Technology to create a program that will help them to recruit people in the blind and visually impaired community. As well, as giving employees the options to join organizations such as Business Resource Groups, which include the Asian Professionals Network, Black Professionals Network, Disabilities Network, Latino Professionals Network, LGBTQ+ Network, Military Network, and Women’s Network. This gives each employee the opportunity to connect with the diverse experiences of a colleague. OppenheimerFunds has received numerous awards for its benefits and workplace culture.
For more on this please check out http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/oppenheimerfunds-recognized-as-a-best-place-to-work-for-disability-inclusion-1027355129 Also, check out https://www.aapd.com/disability-equality-index/ to see other businesses that made the cut, and to learn how your business can be on next year’s Disability Equality Index.