Mayo Clinic has been named one of the best places to work for people with disabilities by the American Association of People with Disabilities, the nation's largest disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global business disability inclusion network.
Mayo Clinic received a score of 100 — the highest score possible — on the Disability Equality Index to achieve the recognition.
The Disability Equality Index survey includes new questions each year to evaluate whether companies are adopting emerging trends and pioneering measures that move organizations from accommodation to inclusion and, ultimately, genuine belonging. People with disabilities represent more than 1 billion of the global population.
Mayo Clinic's commitment to building an inclusive workforce is apparent in its consistent score year after year.
"Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an accessible environment for our patients and staff through continuous improvement efforts," says Paula Menkosky, Mayo Clinic's chief human resources officer. "Mayo Clinic has implemented many of the forward-thinking disability inclusion practices featured in the Disability Equality Index, which is recognized by our consistently high score."
The Disability Equality Index was created by the Disability Equality Index Advisory Committee — a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts and advocates — to help businesses make a positive impact by employing people with disabilities.
The index is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a road map of measurable actions to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Companies complete a survey and receive a score on a scale of zero to 100. Those earning 80 and above are recognized as a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion."
Mayo Clinic gathered data from all of its locations to complete the survey.
The 2023 survey measured:
Out of 485 companies included in the survey, 294 received a score of 100, 66 received a score of 90, and 45 companies received a score of 80. "The Disability Equality Index provides the necessary tools to measure our results," says Anjali Bhagra, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic's Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. "Completing the Disability Equality Index has become an integral resource in how Human Resources; the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity; Supply Chain; and many other departments evolve their disability initiatives."