BRIDGING THE GAP
BETWEEN BUSINESSES & DISABILITY
Is the practice of companies intentionally creating a workplace inclusive of people with disabilities.
This is accomplished through:
Engineering process and culture to minimize stigma, and (unintended) barriers related to an employee's disability
Targeted recruiting strategies
WHY IS DISABILITY INCLUSION IMPORTANT?
Companies report improving retention from 14-130%
Decrease workers comp related costs (days away, medical and indemnity) up to 77%.
Employees report less bullying in an inclusive work environment.
Increase Workforce Stability
Companies have reported that a stable department demonstrates up to 15% better productivity.
Inclusive companies are preferred by 80% of job seekers and 92% of consumers. The average annual stock returns (of companies in disability markets) have outperformed the broader market by 2.52% since 2012.
Increase Labor Pool
The US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting of available labor does not include at least 10 million Americans.
US federal contractors are required to demonstrate efforts and result for recruiting, developing and retaining individuals with disabilities.
More Efficient Management
Using adaptive and organizational learning has shown an increase in operational performance up to 20%.
People (including corporate leaders) recognize that intentionally extending employment to people with disabilities has impact on society at large and individually.
How does a business employ more people in a manner that is safe and profitable?
How can I influence businesses to employ more people with disabilities?
How can people with disabilities be successfully employed?