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.
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.
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.