Persons with disabilities can give your business the competitive advantage it needs.
The right thing for business!
Hiring people with disabilities isn’t “doing the right thing.” It’s “doing the right thing for business.” The true value for organizations doesn’t come from ticking the right boxes, but from accessing the benefits of an inclusive environment.
There are real, proven advantages to employing people with disabilities. Your business can benefit from:
- Increasing the size of its skilled labour pool
- Reduced costs associated with turnover, training and safety
- Improving the engagement of all your employees
- Harnessing the value of innovative processes and new perspectives
- Attracting an underserved consumer market worth $55 billion per year in Canada
The business opportunity for hiring people with disabilities
ness opportunity is irrefutable. Employing people with disabilities means better performance.
There is not one industry in which people with disabilities are unable to work. There are as many opportunities as there are businesses, and you can access work-ready individuals who are prepared to positively contribute to their communities, often without extra costs on accommodations. You can broaden your pool of skilled candidates across all industries by including people with disabilities. Technology. Healthcare. Banking Manufacturing. Retail. Food and Hospitality, Professional services. Transportation. Real Estate. Construction. You won’t have to lower the bar – just open your door a little bit wider.
Anyone can acquire a disability. At any time. That’s worth considering. In most cases, the cost to accommodate and achieve these benefits is negligible:
- Capital markets outperformance
- Reduced absenteeism, turnover and safety costs
- Market opportunities
- An innovation advantage