You don’t have to do it alone.
There are many supports available to employers interested in hiring a person with an intellectual and developmental disability. Employers can reach out to our employment team at email@example.com to learn more about the supports available for making your workplace more inclusive.
We are also co-hosting a series of free events where you can learn how other employers are making inclusive hiring a success in their businesses. You’ll hear from community leaders about the benefits of including people with disabilities in the workforce and how they’ve received support in their community.
Why should your business hire people with disabilities?
Recruitment and retention challenges.
British Columbia employers face significant recruitment and retention challenges, and labour shortages are expected to persist for years to come. With the right support, job seekers with intellectual and developmental disabilities in British Columbia can meaningfully contribute their skills and experiences to the long-term success of a business.
By the numbers:
- Staff retention rates are 72% higher among people who have a disability. (Jobs Ability Canada,Inc. – Connecting People Who Have a Disability to Jobs)
- One in five Canadians have a disability (22% of the population). Over 6 million Canadians over the age of 15 have a disability. There are hundreds of thousands of Canadians with disabilities ready to hire. (Statistics Canada, 2017)
Hiring people of all abilities is good for business.
Employers are finding their workplaces, and bottom lines, are better off when they hire people of all abilities. Inclusive hiring leads to higher job satisfaction and employee loyalty, saving employers on the costs associated with high turnover and repeated recruitment.
How do we know?
- Research by Deloitte has shown that companies with inclusive cultures are eight times more likely to have better business outcomes, two times likely to meet or exceed financial targets, three times more likely to be high-performing, and six times more likely to be innovative and agile. (Jobs Ability Canada,Inc. – Connecting People Who Have a Disability to Jobs)
- Many employers report that hiring individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability has enhanced their teamwork and improved the dynamic of their workplace. (Ready Willing and Able)
- Disability-inclusive businesses have 28 percent higher revenue and 30 percent higher profit margins than companies that aren’t, and twice the net income of other companies. (Accenture Report)
Inclusive Employer Events
We’ll be hosting in-person events to engage employers and communities for inclusive employment.
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This page is made possible by Inclusion BC’s Employer Outreach Project, where we network with business owners and employers to promote inclusive workplace practices and their benefits.