Learn more about the OHBLN
Our brochure provides an intentional message and well-rounded explanation of who we are; covering topics like our mission, the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities, the benefits of joining the OHBLN and includes members' thoughts on on getting involved.
Hiring Ohioans with Disabilities
A new interactive “toolkit” makes it easier for Ohio employers to recruit, hire and retain qualified workers with disabilities. “Hiring Ohioans with Disabilities: a Toolkit for Employers, Managers and Human Resource Professionals” was produced by OOD and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). It was created in response to a recommendation of the Ohio Workforce Integration Task Force (WIT), which Governor John R. Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly created in 2014.
One hundred businesses are now members of the Ohio Business Leadership Network a peer-to-peer business organization that provides employers with information and resources about how best to recruit, select, train and retain a workforce that includes individuals with disabilities.
United States Business Leadership Network®
The US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) is a national non-profit that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace. The USBLN® serves as the collective voice of nearly 50 Business Leadership Network affiliates across the United States, representing over 5,000 businesses.
Additionally, the USBLN® Disability Supplier Diversity Program® (DSDP) is the nation's leading third party certification program for disability-owned businesses, including businesses owned by service-disabled veterans.
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
The mission of Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is to ensure individuals with disabilities achieve quality employment, independence and disability determination outcomes through integrated services, partnerships and innovation. The core services of OOD include the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired, and the Division of Disability Determination.
Employer Assistance and Resource Network
EARN provides resources to help employers recruit, hire, retain and advance individuals with disabilities and is a service of the National Employer Technical Assistance Center (NETAC) based at Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute. NETAC is funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy, US Department of Labor.
The Ohio Business Leadership Network
A list of national organizations that can help in supporting OHBLN Member Employers to more successfully employ people with disabilities.
Professional Safety - Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers
"Many companies would like to employ people with disabilities but are concerned that this population is more expensive to employ and less safe than the general workforce. The Supply Chain and Logistics Division at Walgreens Co., a 10,000-employee unit of a national retain pharmacy chain, debunks this myth by successfully employing hundreds of people with disabilities throughout its 21 US distribution centers.
HR Magazine - August 2013
This is an excellent article that dispels myths about accommodations from the August 2013 issue of HR Magazine. Our own Linda Gillis from Red Roof Inns Contact Center in Springfield, Ohio is featured on pages 3 and 4 of the PDF. Please share the article with coworkers in your company and employers in your community.