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Commercial Benefits of Hiring Uniquely-Abled Workers

World over, awareness to hire uniquely-abled workers in organizations, have increased with time. Companies have begun to realize the advantages that uniquely-abled people can bring into a diverse workforce. This has helped such people to become financially independent as well as contribute to the well-being of the society.

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Uniquely-abled workers bring diversity into a workplace. But more than anything else, successful companies can benefit from the skills, talents, resources, and experiences that uniquely-abled employees bring.

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Here are some of the benefits that a company can get.

  • Reliability: Uniquely-abled people usually take lesser off days and sick leave, and are more loyal to their jobs. They stay longer than their neuro-typical colleagues.
  • Productivity: Uniquely-abled employees, with the right kind of support, perform just as good as any other worker.
  • Affordability: The cost of recruiting uniquely-abled workers is lesser than neuro-typicals. They also have less number of accidents at work compared to other employees.
  • Companies with uniquely-abled employees are known to have better access to a diversified customer base.
  • Appeal investors having sustainability interests and corporate social responsibility.
  • Enjoy large-scale cost savings as well as increased productivity through a more efficient recruitment process, employment, and customer engagement. An organization with a flexible management allows uniquely-abled and older people to contribute. Several adjustments made to accommodate uniquely-abled workers are often required for other employees. Setting up a more flexible employment practice can help the entire workforce.
  • The management can improve its image among the staff, suppliers, customers, and the community.

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Prabuddha Neogi

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1 Comment

  1. ravivarma January 26, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    My son is 13 years old. He is diagnosed with mild autism. He is attending normal school, in fifth standard. We live in Hyderabad. He has basic communication only. However, behaviour is a problem, does not tolerate younger sister, no money concept, impulsive screaming, will push and hit small children, constantly pulls at hand, no clear voice. We got used to his voice. But third person will struggle to understand his pronounciation. He struggles to write in exams, handwriting is terrible, will take long time to write a few lines of homework. Constantly mumbling movie titles, heroes names, some Bollywood song. Favourite pass time is smartphone, browsing for movie titles and information.
    Having said all that I noticed recently he is able to tell what the day is for any given date even several years before and after the present day. He took an interest in maps a few days ago and he is able to answer names of capital cities. He seems to have special abilities or skills to memorize or retain information. How does he do it? What can we do encourage him? Is there a forum for people with such special abilities. Please let me know. Thank you.

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