Fascinating facts about hiring people with disabilities:
1 in 5 people in the U.S. has a disability and helps make up the third largest market segment in the country (ahead of African Americans, Hispanics and teens). Employing individuals with disabilities opens access to new markets and business opportunities.
Employing individuals with disabilities contributes to improved morale and productivity throughout the company.
87% of Americans say they prefer to patronize businesses that hire people with disabilities.
Businesses that employ people with disabilities turn social issues into business opportunities.
93% of consumers want to know what companies are doing to make the world a better place.
Employees with disabilities bring unique experiences and perspectives to the workplace. Savvy businesses have been known to tap into this unique perspective to customize products and services, increase profitability and foster innovation.
Replacing an employee can cost 150% of that employee’s annual salary. As a group, people with disabilities have higher than average retention rates.
Employees with disabilities are as on time, productive and capable as any other type of employee.
A majority of employees with disabilities do not require accommodations to do their job. When accommodations are needed, most workplace accommodations have no out-of-pocket cost, and the remainder usually cost less than $500.
The Federal Work Opportunities Tax Credit gives U.S. employers over 2,000 compelling reasons to hire a qualified person with a disability.
Businesses that promote inclusiveness enjoy a much larger applicant pool from which to draw, including younger members of the workforce who prefer more diverse, innovative environments.
79% of Americans say they would be likely to switch from one brand to another, when price and quality are about equal, if the other brand is associated with a good cause.