The ROI of Inclusion: Disability Employment Strategies Boost the Bottom Line

by Mar 31, 2019

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The data is unsurmountable. Business leaders are discovering that hiring qualified candidates with disabilities can be a major boost for business.[1]
In fact, employers have already realized that disability inclusion in the workplace benefits a company’s bottom line by:

  • lowering turnover rates
  • increasing productivity
  • improving job morale
  • creating a more empathetic corporate culture
  • generating fresh perspectives to different ways of doing business

According to recent research by Accenture, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), companies that offered the most inclusive working environment for employees with disabilities achieved an average of 28 percent higher revenue, 30 percent greater economic profit margins, and twice the net income of their industry peers.[2]

In addition to these recognized positive outcomes, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities dropped last year.[3] However, employment rates for people with disabilities still lag behind others. And, while some employers understand the value of a diverse and inclusive workplace, they don’t always know how to effectively recruit and retain associates with disabilities. Imagine if you were able to execute an inclusive hiring strategy that attracted candidates with disabilities to your organization, placed them appropriately, and retained their talent over the long-term. Your firm’s ROI would increase, and productivity and innovation would improve.  If you are ready to experience the benefits of inclusion, it’s time to implement the iDisability™ e-learning system.
The iDisability™ e-learning module, “Best Practices in the Employment of People with Disabilities” was specifically designed to meet the demand for disability-employment initiatives. This short vignette serves as a toolkit of leading practices that ensure disability-hiring efforts are successful.

If you don’t provide your team with disability inclusion education, you will never realize the benefits of a truly diverse workforce. Get started now. Complete the contact form today.


[1] http://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/employing-people-with-disabilities.aspx

[2] https://www.accenture.com/us-en/company-persons-with-disabilities

[3] https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/disabl.pdf

Andrew D. Houghton

Andrew D. Houghton

President, Disability Inclusion Solutions

Nationally Recognized Accessibility Expert. Creating Innovative Disability Inclusion Solutions. Certified DOBE.

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