MARKETWATCH: 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.
Leading Employers Collaborate to Launch Autism @ Work Playbook
The roundtable, which includes EY, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Microsoft, and SAP, published the “Autism @ Work Playbook,” a resource aimed at providing programmatic guidance for organizations looking to start their inclusive hiring journey.
CEO Start Guide to Disability Inclusion: 2019 Davos Resource
CEO Start Guide for Disability Inclusion 2019 Davos Resource from Disability:IN Disability Inclusion is taking the center stage at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos. Here are 3 steps to tap into the talent of 1 billion people with disabilities around the world.
PENSIONS AND INVESTMENTS: NYS Comptroller DiNapoli recommends the Disability Equality Index for disability inclusion reporting
Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York state comptroller and sole trustee of the $213.2 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, called on 49 of the largest U.S. companies to report on their inclusion of people with disabilities across their enterprises.
NEW YORK TIMES: Hiring People With Disabilities Is Good Business
For years, companies have maintained low expectations about hiring people with disabilities. Most of these companies believed that employees with disabilities could not perform well in the workplace and that actively hiring them would drag company performance and profits down.
FORBES: How Business Leaders Are Introducing Disability Rights As A CSR Issue
“We are starting 2019 with a new effort to press corporate America to have clear policies on disability inclusion," said New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.