For Business Success

Employment trends demonstrate that people who have disabilities are qualified, educated, productive, and engaged employees. Positive returns on investment, increased innovation and market opportunities further illustrate how it is good business to employ people who have disabilities. With 20 percent of the population having health conditions classified as disabilities, understanding the benefits is important.

Good For Business

Hiring people who have disabilities adds a valuable dimension to workforce recruiting.

Qualified Workforce

People who have disabilities are a growing segment of the population, are educated, talented and are proven performers with a track record for loyalty. They are an untapped, valuable staffing source.

Educated Pool of Talent

The college gradation rate for people who have disabilities is almost the same as for people who don't.

Demonstrated Productivity

90 percent of employees who have disabilities are rated above average in job performance, and they have safety and attendance records exceeding the norm.

Positive Return on Investment

Studies show that workers who have disabilities are consistently rated high in performance, attendance, and productivity and when it comes to reduced turnover costs, research has found that workers who have disabilities stay in their jobs, eliminating turnover costs.

Engaged Employees

Employees who have known disabilities demonstrate high levels of loyalty and engagement on the job, resulting in lower turnover and absenteeism, and that's good for profit.

Innovate

Innovations originally designed for people with disabilities include the touch screen computer and text messaging.

Attract Markets

According to Market Research, Inc., 52 million Americans who have disabilities represent the third-largest market segment today.