Benefits for Employers
There are a huge range of benefits for businesses in employing
disabled people. These include:
- Gaining access to a wider pool of talent and
skills: Overlooking someone because of their impairment or
health issue, or based on projected confidence in an interview, is
a missed opportunity for businesses.
- Improved engagement:Organisations that support
disabled employees benefit from improved engagement, loyalty,
productivity and retention. Disabled staff are among the most loyal
and engaged employees.
- Improved wellbeing and
productivity: Having a more diverse work force which
includes disabled staff improves general wellbeing and
- Creating a fair workforce: Businesses
employing disabled people are leading the way to a more diverse,
inclusive and fairer workforce in Scotland.
- Avoiding additional recruitment costs:
Providing early, timely support to a disabled person who may be
having difficulties at work, can improve retention rates, prevent
or reduce time off work, and benefit the business by avoiding
additional recruitment costs and retaining that person's expertise
and skills. This is especially important as the workforce becomes
older and more people who become disabled later in life, due to
injury or old age, are looking to stay in work.
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