Benefits of Hiring People With Disabilities

 

As an Employer the benefits of hiring people with disabilities are plentiful and include:


Retention:

Studies have shown that people with disabilities tend to remain loyal to their Employers, becoming long term productive members of their teams. This can reduce the recruitment costs and save you money in the long run.

Ready to work:

The role of the Employment Professional is to work with the Employer to understand his/her employment needs. The Employment Professional then trains the employee to come to the Employer ready to fill those employment needs. The Employment Professional can also provide onsite Job Coaching to ensure the employee learns all aspects of the job, to the Employer's specifications.

No accommodations needed:

The majority of people experiencing disabilities need no special accommodations in order to perform their jobs effectively.

Diversity:

Diversifying the workforce to include people experiencing disabilities will help Employers meet labour force needs.

Productivity:

A diverse workplace that includes people experiencing disabilities proves to be more productive and harmonious than non-inclusive workplaces. This leads to more productive work site.

Economic power:

The buying power of people with disabilities in Canada is approximately 20 billion dollars. People will spend their money where they see equity in the workforce. Inclusive Employers know this and therefore have an advantage.

All of these benefits create a competitive advantage for your business.

 

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