Inclusivity and diversity are more than buzzwords; they’re strategic advantages. Hiring people with disabilities and barriers to employment is a socially responsible choice and a smart business move.

Here are some reasons why your business should consider integrating these talented individuals into your workforce and how EmployAbilities can help you find and hire qualified and trained workers.

Higher employee retention

One of the most significant advantages of hiring employees with disabilities is their remarkable retention rate. Studies show that employees with disabilities have an 80% lower turnover rate compared to their non-disabled counterparts. This stability can reduce hiring and training costs, creating a more consistent and experienced workforce. High employee retention also contributes to a positive workplace culture, enhancing morale and productivity.

Improved reputation

Corporate social responsibility is becoming increasingly important, and people are becoming more conscious about the social practices of the businesses they support. Studies show that 92% of people surveyed stated that they are more likely to patronize businesses that hire individuals with disabilities and barriers to employment. You can boost your brand reputation and customer loyalty by showing your commitment to inclusivity.

Reflect a diverse customer base.

A workforce that mirrors the diversity of the broader population is better equipped to serve a diverse customer base. Hiring people with disabilities ensures that your team brings a variety of perspectives and experiences to the table. A diverse workforce can boost creativity, problem-solving, and customer service. In addition, it allows you to connect with a broader audience and better meet the needs of all customers.

Gain new insights and perspectives.

Employing people with disabilities can give your business unique insights into this significant market segment. People with disabilities represent considerable purchasing power—estimated at $55 billion! Understanding and catering to this demographic allows your business to tap into new market opportunities, driving growth and profitability. For example, employees with disabilities can help you identify and address accessibility issues, making your products and services more inclusive and appealing.

Partner with EmployAbilities for success

EmployAbilities can help you navigate the hiring process and ensure a supportive work environment for employees with disabilities. We specialize in connecting businesses with qualified and trained candidates with disabilities or barriers to employment.

Here’s how we can support your business:

  • We help you find the right candidates with the skills and qualifications you need, ensuring a good fit for your team. We have a bank of candidates who are ready, willing, and able to work!
  • We offer training programs to prepare candidates for their roles and provide ongoing support to ensure their success in the workplace. View some of our employer programs and gain access to these trained workers.
  • If needed, we can help you identify and implement reasonable accommodations to create an inclusive and productive work environment.
  • We can guide you and help you effectively onboard employees with disabilities into your business. We also offer ongoing coaching when needed.

Contact us today for more information on how EmployAbilities can help your business. Let’s work together to create a more inclusive and prosperous future for everyone.