Hiring someone with a disability is not an act of charity.

One of the hardest things about living with a disability means living with the assumptions people make. That’s why it’s important to understand that a candidate not to be defined by his or her disability, but would rather be treated for who they are as a person.

Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities:

Have equal or higher job performance rates
Have higher retention rates
Are experienced problem-solvers with a proven ability to adapt
Bring unique perspectives and experiences to the workplace
Create a favorable impression of your organization
Improve productivity through innovation, creativity and tools (accommodations).

Changing the way you think.

Hiring a qualified person with a disability brings greater benefits than just filling an open job. Yet, many employers have false perceptions preventing them from seeing the ability rather than the disability.

Myth 1 Buster

Perception

My Workers' Compensation insurance rates will go up if I hire someone with a disability.

Fact

Insurance rates are based on your organization’s accident record along with the hazards of the occupation in question. It is not based on whether you have workers with disabilities.

The movement is growing.

These companies are committed to hiring people with disabilities:

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