Why it makes good business sense to hire people with disabilities
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Author(s): Connelly, C. E. & Fisher, S. L.
Resource: The Conversation
Managers sometimes assume that hiring employees who live with disabilities will be more expensive. They worry that these employees will perform at a lower level, be absent more often, need expensive accommodations and will then quit.
But should managers worry about these things? We present a way for managers to evaluate both the net costs and benefits of having employees with disabilities, and we consider all these factors. When we tested our method at one company, we found that it actually saved money by hiring people with disabilities.Go to article View all resources
Related Research Areas: Disability in the Workplace