Benefits to Employers
Hiring people with disabilities is good for your bottom line.
Employing people with disabilities helps generate revenue by allowing employers to tap into the disability market, build brand loyalty and trust, and create new products and services. One study found that companies that championed people with disabilities had higher revenues (up 28%), net income (up 200%), and profit margins (up 30%). For additional research demonstrating the benefits for employers to hire people of disabilities visit the "Business Case for Hiring People with Disabilities," from Comprehensive EAP.
Creating an inclusive workplace can reduce turnover costs as people with disabilities tend to keep their jobs longer; employees with disabilities have the same or better absentee and sick rates as non-disabled employees. Industry reports consistently rate workers with disabilities as average or above average in performance, quality and quantity of work, flexibility to demands, attendance and safety.