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Disability confidence j petisco vfinal talent & diversity event bcn23_feb12

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Cisco General Manager presentation on Disabilities at Icon Events 5th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Seminar

Cisco General Manager presentation on Disabilities at Icon Events 5th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Seminar

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  • 1. Achieving DisabilityConfidenceJose PetiscoGeneral ManagerCisco Spain© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 1
  • 2. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 2
  • 3. • Understands how disability affects every aspect of their business• Creates a culture of inclusion & removes barriers for employees & customers• Makes adjustments which enable individuals to contribute© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 3
  • 4. • How many people with disabilities do you think there are in the world? 10% of the world’s population has a disability – that’s 650  million people• How many people here has a family member or friend with a disability? Based on global statistics – 1 in 3 of you will be disabled or close to someone who is• What % of disabilities are not even visible? 75% of disabilities are “invisible” – your colleagues may, or may not, choose to tell you© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 4
  • 5. The Best People Higher Avoid Productivity & Government Reduced Penalties Costs Disability Confidence Innovative New Product & Opportunities Service Offering Outstanding Stronger Customer Stakeholder Relationships Relationships Satisfaction & & Reputation Retention© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 5
  • 6. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 6
  • 7. AWARENESS • Sponsorship of the 2012 Paralympic Games • Supportive Executive Leadership Team • Special Olympics Sponsor • Employees with disabilities share their experiences of working at Cisco© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 7
  • 8. TALENT PIPELINE • Offering summer internships to students with impairments as part of our global internship programme - activities in France, UK & India • “Soldier On!”© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 8
  • 9. SUPPORT FOR STAFF • Website with tools and resources • Ensuring a clear and easy process for adjustments in the workplace© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 9
  • 10. • Employee Resource Group – CDAN (Cisco Disability Awareness Network)  Established in 2007  150+ members globally  Divided into 4 groups – US, EMEAR, India and APAC – share best practices, but run their own teams & projects  Members may, or may not, have a disability – they share a passion to improve the situation of people working with disabilities• Goals:  Create a culture and work environment that fosters inclusion of people with disabilities  Increase awareness & exposure to disability within the workplace  Support people working at Cisco with disabilities CDAN is closely involved in all the employee engagements activities already shared© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 10
  • 11. • Disabled student mentoring programmes• Disabled student internship schemes• NetAcads in specialist schools• Recruitment engagement• Accessible technology projects• Focus on non-visible disabilities• Mental Health Awareness initiative© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 11
  • 12. • Business Taskforce on Accessible Technology (BTAT) – Cisco is a member of BTAT – a group of senior leaders (CXO level) working to ensure that all technology is made accessible• Customer business cases...• Kentucky School for the Deaf:  Using Tandberg video communication to unite its students with other deaf people across the country  Virtual field trips  Collaboration with other schools for the deaf  Cultural exchanges, etc• Lloyds:  Cisco is working with Lloyds to ensure that its desktop phones are accessible to staff with hearing impairments© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 12
  • 13. • Cisco Networking Academies established for people with disabilities• Kenya: Sign language was developed to run courses• Cisco Italy: uses its offices to run Networking Academy courses for disabled students• Cisco Engineering staff in the US mentor deaf students in Kenya via TelePresence video conferencing• Cisco Spain: Fundacion Adecco & EFD: Volunteering Program, Family Plan Program, II Capacities Race, Support to institutions• Working with local communities (i.e., mentoring students at Reading University to support in accessing the workplace, coaching on CV completion, interview behaviour, etc)© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 13
  • 14. • Denied access to pool of talent in an environment where the workforce is ageing rapidly• Negative impact to employee satisfaction, attendance rates, performance standard• Harmful impact to company brand, customer expectations & satisfaction• Penalties such as fines, exposure for non-compliance in employing quotas of people with disabilities• EU now looking at ensuring companies produce accessible products & services© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 14
  • 15. • Becoming disability confident is a long term investment, a journey• We are making progress, but still have much to achieve• By changing our attitude and approach to disability there are things that we can all do, and continue to do to improve our disability confidence© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 15
  • 16. Thank you.