Incorporate Diversity into Your SaaS Business
It has been proven over and over again that diversity within an organization leads to greater success. So, why not do our best to increase diversity within our organizations or companies? Of course, this is much easier said than done. To give you a starting point, here are some resources that will help you develop a plan.
The following articles provide insight on implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives and discuss ways in which diversity positively impacts an organization.
- How to Lead the Push for Diversity in the Workplace
- Getting It Right: Understanding and Managing Diversity in the Workplace
- 4 Ways to Embrace Diversity for Workplace Success
- How Employees with Disabilities Can Fill Tech Skills Gaps and Drive Innovation
- Disability Employment Podcast (to learn about hiring an individual with a disability)
Companies Already Doing It
While many companies have already started this push for diversity in the workplace, here are some specific examples: Microsoft and AT&T created employee resource groups that “provide support, advocacy, education, mentoring, and more to groups such as women, generations, military veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community,” (Moran, 2017). Microsoft, for example, created the Autism Hiring Program in which they hire individuals with autism and allow them to have a different interview atmosphere so that they feel more comfortable.
For People with Disabilities
- In this article, you can find specific recommendations for positions that may be fitting for an individual with a disability.
- Project Search and Source America are organizations that place individuals with significant disabilities in jobs.
- If an individual with a disability is interested in starting their own business, this guide has numerous resources and advice, including:
- The Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) government program to help individuals with disabilities return to work
- Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE) Certification for businesses in which the majority of owners have a disability