Enhancing Business Performance through Inclusive Hiring
The Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) is a province-wide organization that brings together businesses and Employment Service Providers to increase employment opportunities for job seekers who have a disability.
People who have disabilities represent over 1.8 billion people globally.
The disability market controls over $13 trillion U.S. dollars in annual disposable income. This market is large and unrealized.
As we start off the second year of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses in some sectors are still fighting for survival while others are growing. The pandemic crisis will end eventually. The world will bounce back. Just like it did a century ago at the end of the Spanish Influenza. Coming out of this pandemic, business growth will be rooted in your recruitment strategy.
The global coronavirus pandemic has rapidly changed the workplace; swiftly broken down some myths and misconceptions about disability that have lingered for decades; smashed some perceived barriers to employment for people who have a disability; and sparked more conversation about the business benefits of inclusive hiring.
As we covered in part one of this series, disability inclusion, or disability-inclusive hiring, is a powerful thing. It’s a practice that has a lot of business benefits when it’s approached the right way — intentionally, that is. One of the key steps — the first, arguably — is making sure disability is included in the diversity and inclusion (D&I) conversation and strategy for your business.