Top 12 Disability Inclusive Employer Practices

Prioritize these top practices to make your recruitment and hiring practices more disability inclusive.

  1. Make sure job postings are clear and only contain what you really need.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the duty to accommodate as an employer.
  3. Be flexible with scheduling or shift length to support these common accommodation requests.
  4. Learn how to access funding to cover accommodations if cost is an issue.
  5. Offer short term disability insurance to employees. Or get familiar with the medical EI process so you can support employees who need to apply.
  6. Educate yourself about how bias gets in the way of disability inclusion.
  7. Build relationships with disability employment service organizations to help you source candidates with disabilities.
  8. Give staff involved in hiring access to free disability awareness training.
  9. Be open to adapted interviews like working interviews and job shadowing.
  10. Invest in an Employee Assistance Program for your employees.
  11. Get managers Mental Health First Aid training.
  12. Ensure all employees have equal opportunity for career development.


This resource was developed by Open Door Group and Presidents Group as part of the Disability Inclusive Self-Assessment. Start your assessment today at

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