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The facts about hiring people with disabilities

Hiring people with disabilities for your vacant positions is good for business. You’ll be able to tap into a talented and qualified workforce that represents a large portion of the overall market. But, if you’re not sure where to get started, EmployAblilities can help! Learn more about how we can help employers hire people with disabilities.

Facts of hiring persons with disabilities

The Government of Canada researched hiring persons with disabilities and outlined several reasons why your business should include persons with disabilities.

Inclusive workforces are successful

Companies with inclusive workforces are twice as likely to meet or exceed financial targets. They’re high-performing and six times more likely to be responsive and innovative. In addition, the research showed that inclusive work cultures are eight times more likely to achieve better business outcomes. Take advantage of these advantages!

Inclusive workforces boost morale

Having a culture of inclusivity in your business will boost morale among all employees. People will become more satisfied and engaged with their work, leading to improved attendance and higher retention levels. When people like where they work it results in higher job performance and work quality.

Tap into a vast labour pool

If you’ve been having trouble finding skilled labour for your organization, expand your search to include persons with disabilities. Government statistics from 2018 showed that there are 645,000 Canadians with disabilities who can work in an inclusive labour market and are currently not working. This large population includes skilled workers with identical work performance ratings as employees without disabilities.

Accommodations are easy

If your new hire requires workplace adaptions, consider that most accommodations are low or no cost. According to government statistics, the most common adaptions are flexible work schedules, modified duties, and special back or chair support. 57% of employers spend nothing on workplace accommodations. Plus, regional government programs can help pay for some workplace accommodations should you require assistance. Learning more about these programs is something EmployAbilities can help you with.

If you’re ready to start recruiting and hiring people with disabilities, EmployAbilities can help. Learn how.