Benefits to the Employer & Value of a Diverse Workforce
- It is common for employers to have concerns about hiring workers from groups that have not previously contributed to their business.
- Every person has the ability to be a valuable and dedicated partner in the workplace.
- No one is vocationally impaired.
- Tap into a reliable pool of workers who have above average performance, attendance, and safety records.
- Minimize problems with stability, attendance, and safety.
- Hiring individuals with unique needs (some visible, some not) offers an employer a higher employee retention rate and less turnover than the traditional workforce.
- Higher Retention equals Increased Profits!
- By hiring people with impairments your business may qualify for the following financial incentives: Small Business Tax Credit, Architectural/Transportation Tax Deduction, and Work Opportunity Tax Credit.
- Hiring a more diverse workforce demonstrates a company’s commitment to nondiscrimination and will build a better community image which will lead to an increased customer base.
- Hiring workers with impairments gives the employer experience in working with non-traditional workforces, and will better prepare the employer to cope with future labor-short economies.
- The most requested accommodation from this untapped workforce is for a flexible schedule.