How Hiring People With Disabilities Helps Business

July 21, 2022

How to create an inclusive environment

The research by Accenture shows that companies that actively hire people with disabilities – identified in the study as “champions” – perform four key actions for hiring, retaining and advancing diverse talent. Champions are those who do the following:

  1. Hire people with disabilities
  2. Enable their employees to perform their job to their fullest abilities
  3. Engage with awareness building, disability education programs and grassroots efforts for employees
  4. Empower by offering mentor and mentee opportunities, implementing skill-building programs, and making space for diverse talent to hold roles at all levels

Many large corporations are taking the lead in championing diverse talent. Bank of America brought together a group of 300 people with intellectual disabilities to create a support services team that manages fulfillment and external clients; Microsoft created a hiring program specifically for people on the autism spectrum; Starbucks opened its first Signing Store in Washington, D.C.

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