Potential Barriers When Measuring Disability Inclusion
As with any new organizational initiative, there are issues you might run into when measuring disability in your workforce. Presidents Group conducted primary research to figure out which barriers are most common amongst employers.
The challenges and solutions were identified through interviews with companies in our Community of Practice with pre-existing measurement practices.
While not an exhaustive list, the potential barriers that follow emerged as common patterns amongst our employers. We believe other businesses are likely to run into similar challenges in their own workplaces.
The “Who,” “Where,” & “Why” Barriers: Your Organizational Context
Barrier 1: Organizational Culture and Trust
Barrier 2: Decentralized and Diverse Workforce
Barrier 3: Buy-In from Governance and Leadership
Barrier 4: Having Never Tackled Disability Before
The “How” Barriers: Your Measurement Initiative
Barrier 1: Employee Survey Fatigue
Barrier 2: Data Protection Concerns
Barrier 3: Acquired Disabilities
Barrier 4: Self-Identification
Barrier 5: Maintaining Confidentiality in a Small Business
This excerpt is from the Make It Count Guide, which accompanied the inaugural 2021 year of Presidents Group’s Pledge to Measure. Make sure to check out the full length Guide to support your internal Pledge to Measure initiatives.
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