1. Job Retention: employees are known for being loyal to their employers and often remain at their jobs for years, thereby reducing turnover.
2. Dependability and Flexibility: employees with disabilities have lower rates of absenteeism; reports of perfect attendance are not uncommon. When asked, employees with disabilities will often fill in for co-workers who have missed their shifts.
3. Attitude: employee pride is demonstrated by coming to work with a positive, can-do attitude. Employees with disabilities are often very motivated; they report to work every day ready, willing and able to perform.
4. Pre-screened: every effort is made to pre-screen candidates for employment to ensure that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications of the job. If needed or desired by the employer, the person can be trained to the employer’s specifications by skilled job coaches, thereby reducing employer training time, and costs.
5. Employee Morale: many businesses report that employing people with disabilities increases the morale and productivity of every employee.
Hiring qualified workers of all abilities just makes good business sense!
* From the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities