As the job market continues to improve and unemployment falls, employers in a variety of sectors are having trouble finding qualified employees. They may not realize that they’re overlooking a major pool of qualified candidates, who have low rates of absenteeism and high retention rates: people with disabilities.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which aims to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. “Expect. Employ.
The business benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities – including reduced costs, increased productivity, and reduced employee turnover – are compelling, and have been the focus of a number of recent news stories.