International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Achieving the Full Potential of a Diverse Workforce


3rd December is observed as International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The United Nations has declared the theme for 2013 “Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all”. Globally, approximately 15% of the population live with some form of disability.  IBM has been at the forefront in advancing the agenda of inclusivity of PwDs in the workplace for nearly 100 years – hiring our first disabled employee in 1914. At IBM, achieving the full potential of a diverse workforce that represents the customer-base at large, is a significant business imperative. For qualified people with disabilities, IBM provides reasonable workplace accommodations that comply with applicable law and enable employees to remain competitively productive. This approach is based on sound business judgment and anchored in our Values.

IBM firmly believes that businesses can only be as successful as the teams that drive them and at IBM, we recognize that people are key to our business success.  Towards this, IBM is committed to not just hiring PwDs but also to ensure that all employees are successful in the workplace. Join us.

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