Why Diverse Hiring Makes You A Better Business Owner
This post is the last in a three-part series focusing on the many benefits that employees with disabilities bring to the workplace. And now it’s time to go straight to the top. Let’s talk about you!
Diverse hiring makes you a better business owner. Here’s how.
It helps your business grow stronger and more efficient.
Every person you hire brings valuable assets to your company. Plus, studies show that people with disabilities are motivated, loyal and innovative problem solvers. Win-win! Plus, the business potential of hiring people with disabilities outweighs potential costs of any workplace accommodations. Still not convinced? Check out this video about how “Return on Disability” is boosting the bottom line for businesses big and small.
It enhances your business reputation.
Your business reputation is one of the most valuable assets you have. When you deliver great products, word spreads. When you offer superior service and value, word spreads. And when you hire people with disabilities? Your business’ positive reputation grows all the more, creating a ripple effect that can lead to increased sales and customer loyalty. Earning a positive reputation is like free advertising. It helps distinguish you from your competition, and it can even be the deciding factor over whether someone chooses your business over another.
It encourages continuous improvement.
Continuous learning is an essential part of staying ahead of the competition – and nothing brings fresh perspectives and ideas to an organization faster than diverse hiring practices. Whether you run a small business or a large enterprise, there’s always room to learn something new. After implementing a new program to add people with disabilities to its theater chains in Maryland, AMC Entertainment’s chief people officer said this, “You end up being a healthier company from a lot of different perspectives: innovation, engagement, morale, productivity.”