Companies That Hired This Underemployed Group Had Revenues That Were Nearly 30% Higher
It pays to hire people with disabilities.
More than 15 million working-age Americans live with a disability — everything from vision or hearing loss to ambulatory issues — and even though many can work, especially with minor workplace accommodations, they struggle to find jobs.
Research found that disability-friendly companies had 28% higher revenue, double the net income and 30% higher economic profit margins, as did other companies in the study.
While this is, of course, just a correlation, Chad Jerdee, Accenture’s general counsel and chief compliance officer, tells Moneyish that it’s likely indicative of the fact that people with disabilities offer big benefits to companies.
Disability:IN 2018 Year in Review
2018 has been an incredible year and we have all of you to thank.
Microsoft Chief Accessibility Officer Jenny Lay-Flurrie is re-elected as Chair of Disability:IN’s Board of Directors
Disability:IN announced today that Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer at Microsoft, will continue to serve as Chair of Disability:IN’s Board of Directors. Her re-election comes after the heels of tremendous leadership of the organization’s rebrand and global expansion.
Closing The Disability Inclusion Gap At Work: These 5 Research-Proven Ways Will Help You Start Today
It’s one thing for a team’s leadership to say they want to be more inclusive and another to successfully put that vision into practice.
People With Disabilities Want Paychecks Not Pity: Here’s How Businesses Are Helping
Despite reports that U.S. unemployment continues to drop, most people with disabilities are still unemployed. And, despite the recent focus on hiring a diverse workforce, developing disability inclusion practices has lagged far behind. Until now.
Companies That Improve Disability Inclusion Over Time Outperform Their Peers
Groundbreaking research from Accenture in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities reveal financial benefits of including people with disabilities in business.