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Transcript of Team Building
more than 50 million people with disabilities in the United States continue to face pervasive unemployment and underemployment While our society has become far more accessible to people with disabilities, the promise of equal employment opportunity for people with disabilities remains largely unfulfilled. TEAM BUILDING
More Why do we "team build"? Making a Change... People with disabilities and employment Disabled workers can be a great asset to any company. Hiring a qualified person with disability brings greater benefits beyond just filling an open job People with disabilities and employment - Tools for Success “promises to open up all aspects of American life to individuals with disabilities—employment opportunities, government services, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications.” Low Employee Turnover Economic Incentives Dedicated and Reliable Employees hi Helps develop an atmosphere of:
creativity. An organization is more likely to experience:
an increase in sales
less absenteeism. More ideas
More participation Tendency to help each other more
Motivates people to achieve goals But can we still all play in our annual
baseball game this year? It's always been such a success! YOU CAN INDEED In September 2010, Senator Tom Harkin, the Chair of the U.S. Senate
Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, hosted a summit in Washington, D.C. with the goal of developing a legislative agenda that can complement some of the efforts underway in the Obama Administration at the State level and in the private sector. A prime example is almost two thirds of the
companies answering the survey include disabilities in their diversity recruitment plans and train staff to interview people with disabilities. A recently-released survey of 662 companies shows:
human resource staff in businesses in manufacturing, finance, retail sales, entertainment, utilities and construction sectors reported most companies are working to recruit and hire people with disabilities. The private sector
a critical component to increasing the employment participation rate of people with disabilities. PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATIVES Outdoor Team Building Activities for the Benefit of All 14,730 x .771 = 11,356 people
11,356 - 4,996 = 6,360 more jobs numbers in thousands Walgreen's is employing over 400 employees, over 50 percent of those employees have some type of disability. Walgreens’ two distribution
centers with large disability workforces
in Connecticut and South Carolina vs. all other distribution centers in the country 40% lower safety incident rate 67% lower medical treatment costs 63% lower employee time away from work due to accidents 78% lower overall costs associated with accidents. http://www.fusionassociates.com/ Fusion Associates Creates Custom, Innovative Team Building Programs and Events. Work is an Adventure... Be Prepared! http://www.adventureassoc.com/ Team Building Resources
News, Methods, Activities, Research, & More http://www.wilderdom.com/teambuilding/ http://www.teambuildingadventures.co.za Golf Kayaking Skiing Hiking http://www.ehow.com/facts_5191806_benefits-team_building_.html
www.ehow.com/list_5914139_sports-games-recreation-blind.html In addition to the health and safety benefits, the turnover rate of employees was half that of the rest of the company The positive outcomes of this model have resulted in Walgreens making the decision to expand their disability hiring goals to their corporate headquarters and each of their retail stores.
A number of companies have launched their own distribution center hiring initiatives, inspired in part by the Walgreens model. These include Lowe's, Best Buy, AT&T, and others. When President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law on July 26, 1990, he recognized that the ADA