Making a Business Case
Disability is not all about being unable to do what ordinarily persons are able to do. It is all about being abled differently.
Hiring a qualified person with different abilities brings greater benefits just beyond filling an open job. There’s a solid business case, too. Here are just a few of the benefits of hiring people with disabilities:
Return on Investment:
Businesses that employ people with disabilities turn social issues into business opportunities. These opportunities translate into lower costs, higher revenues and increased profits. Capitalize on the ROI of employing people with disabilities.
- Access new markets
- Improve productivity through innovative and effective ways of doing business.
- Reduce hiring and training costs.
- Increase retention.
- Reduce costs associated with conflict and litigation
ENHANCE SHAREHOLDER VALUE
- Capitalize on opportunities to meet business goals.
CAPITALIZE ON NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
- Mirror the market to attract a wider customer base.
- Increase your market share.
DEVELOP NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
- Respond to marketplace needs.
- Lead your market.
- Increase profitability.
- Create more efficient and effective business processes.
- Develop and implement management strategies to attract and retain qualified talent.
- Use technology in new ways to increase productivity.
PRODUCT AND SERVICE INNOVATION
- Stimulate new product and service development through disability-inclusive diverse teams.
- Customize products and services to increase profitability.
DEFINE THE FUTURE
- Foster the development of next-generation products and services.
(Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy)