The power of hiring people with disabilities
“Companies want to hire candidates that will excel in their jobs and stay with the organization for the long term. But there is one group of individuals, with a proven record of success and loyalty, which are often overlooked by hiring managers.
Rich Donovan is a former Wall Street trader living with cerebral palsy. He doesn’t like terms like “token hire,” “charity effort,” and “compliance initiative.”
“You are talking about 24.5 per cent of the population having a disability,” said Donavan. “And in today’s market, when we are always hungry for growth, by ignoring that market you are ignoring a huge opportunity to grow.”