Inclusive Hiring Practices for People With Disabilities
Jen Guadagno, Senior Inclusive Hiring Program Manager, Microsoft
1: 45 - 2: 45 p.m.
Employers increasingly understand the business advantages gained from hiring people with
disabilities. The hiring process calls for considerations like a job candidate’s potential interview
accommodation needs and readiness of the interviewers. Hear Microsoft’s Inclusive Hiring for
People with Disabilities Program Manager on how a commitment to a diverse workforce and
inclusive culture helps the company innovate and improve the customer experience. She will
discuss disability etiquette, and how improving the interview and onboarding process builds trust
and inclusion across employees, managers and the organization.
• Integrate basic disability etiquette
Friday, Dec. 7
• Formulate inclusive practices and interview experiences
• Relate the business advantage for inclusive hiring and building
a diverse workforce
Vocational Recovery and Partnerships for Identifying and
Eliminating Work Disability
Ryan Guppy, Chief of RTW Partnerships, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Victoria Kennedy, Assistant Director for Insurance Services, Washington State Department of Labor
10 - 11: 15 a.m.
Washington’s State Fund significantly reduced the number of long-term disabled workers and
cut claim liabilities by nearly $2 billion with measures for identifying at-risk claimants early on and
then applying approaches employers and insurers can glean ideas from. The Fund’s continuing
return-to-work improvements include vocational service vendor collaboration to identify best
practices for eliminating work disability. You’ll also hear how it is addressing vendor compensation
and non-financial incentives for best-practices adherence and testing its measures with workers,
employers and medical providers.
• Organize claim manager and vocational professional tools for
• Classify terms such as medically unnecessary, medically discretionary
and medically-required disability
• Prepare vendor incentives, testing and validation of return-to-work
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