The Employing Abilities at Work certificate is a multi-faceted program with the actionable knowledge and tools HR professionals, people managers and business leaders need to recruit, hire, and retain individuals with disabilities.
Brought to you with an initial investment from the Kessler Foundation, this certificate program is completely free and open to all.
Completing the Employing Abilities at Work Certificate program will empower you to:
Understand the barriers to employment experienced by individuals with disabilities.
Articulate the business case for building a workforce that is equitable and inclusive of individuals with disabilities.
Create organizational strategies to recruit, hire, retain, and develop this talent pool.
Here is an overview of the steps you need to complete for this program:
Credly Digital Badging
SHRM Foundation has transitioned its digital badge services to Credly, a market leader in the digital credentialing space.
- A web-enabled version of your credential(s)
- A place to manage your badge(s)
- An overview of the skills required for your credential(s)
- A secure means of storing and publishing your credential(s)
- Access to Credly labor market insights (LMI)
- A way for employers, customers, and clients to verify your credential(s)
Getting Started with Credly:
When you receive the email from Credly inviting you to claim your badge:
- Click on the link in the e-mail
- Create an account
- Accept your badge
- Start sharing
If you are SHRM certified (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) you may claim 10 professional development credits (PDCs) after earning your SHRM Foundation Employing Abilities at Work certificate. You must complete all requirements for the certificate to earn the 10 credits – no partial credit is given. To claim your credits:
Under “Activities”, select “Add PDCs”.
Select “Advance Your Education”.
Enter the Activity ID Number found at the bottom of your Employing Abilities at Work certificate, just under the SHRM Foundation logo. When you enter this number, the required fields will be automatically completed with the details.
Principal, Global Disability Inclusion
This certificate program will build your knowledge and awareness but it will also dispel myths and assumptions you might make in the workplace about people with disabilities. One story I share is around people assuming someone who is deaf could not operate a forklift because of the horn requirements only to realize that the employee had already figured out they could feel the vibration when they hit the horn which was a reasonable, safe and free accommodation.