The return on investment when you employ people
with disabilities goes beyond profit. Businesses that employ people
with disabilities turn social issues into business opportunities.
Having a workplace that reflects the customers it serves is smart
business. Employing people with disabilities helps generate revenues
by allowing you to tap into the disability market, build brand trust
and loyalty, and create new products and services.
Employees with disabilities bring unique skills, perspectives, and
work ethics to the workplace that help reduce costs. Creating an
inclusive corporate culture that values employees, including those
with disabilities, allows you to maximize savings by:
- Reducing recruitment costs when you expand your access to talent.
- Avoiding productivity losses incurred from unfilled positions – when
you have a larger talent pool, filling your positions can be easier
- Reducing turnover costs with a talent pool that tends to stay
with an employer longer.
- Creating more efficient work processes as evidenced by such companies
as Walgreens and A&F Woods Company, which implemented accommodations
for their workers with disabilities and experienced an overall increase
- Leveraging tax incentives, when applicable, to realize tax
credits ranging from $2,400 - $15,000.
Enhance Shareholder Value
“Hiring individuals with disabilities is, in fact, good for
business. The return on investment to SunTrust can be measured
in several ways. One, it helps our diversity initiatives, building
a strong workforce; two, it helps us to develop products and services,
expanding our customer base; and three, it enables us to reach out
to our entire community. It’s good for shareholders and
it’s good for business.”
CT Hill, Chairman, President, and
SunTrust Banks Mid-Atlantic