In America, 157 million adults have at least one chronic illness. , Founder and CEO at , makes one thing clear: A person who lives with chronic illness or disability is not just capable but they bring important skills to the table, like resilience and empathy. People with these challenges represent a massive pool of untapped talent for the workplace, which has already started adapting to the most requested accommodation: remote work.
In this inaugural episode of Technically People, we interview Olson about strategies employers can adopt to attract and retain this capable and often untapped talent pool.
In the interview, we discuss:
- What it takes to build inclusive workplaces both in-office and virtually
- Intersectionality for people of different communities with chronic illness
- People’s fear of telling managers about an illness
- Job descriptions that signal you’re inclusive for this population
- 3 strategies for allyship
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