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Typically speaking, people with disability are long serving employees. An in-depth study published by ANZAM* found that employees with disability remained in employment significantly longer than employees without disability.  

A study conducted by a call centre found that their own employees with disability remained in their job for an average of 4.1 years, while those without disability had an average of 3.2 years.  

Finding the right roles for a person with disability in your own organisation likely means you’re gaining a loyal and long-term team member.  

1. Long-serving employees

Typically speaking, people with disability are long serving employees. An in-depth study published by ANZAM* found that employees with disability remained in employment significantly longer than employees without disability.  

A study conducted by a call centre found that their own employees with disability remained in their job for an average of 4.1 years, while those without disability had an average of 3.2 years.  

Finding the right roles for a person with disability in your own organisation likely means you’re gaining a loyal and long-term team member.  

2. Productivity

The same ANZAM study and others found that the idea that people with disability are less productive is a myth. The results show that people with disability perform as well or better than colleagues without disability.   

Suppose you factor in that employees with disability often remain loyal to a company long term. In that case, it proves to be highly beneficial – you’ll gain a long-term, reliable, productive and consistent employee.   

3. More diverse & inclusive workplace

Diversity and inclusivity should be paramount in every workplace.

By hiring people with disability, you create a more diverse and inclusive workplace that enhances your business, team and workplace culture.   

Diverse teams are often dynamic teams that drive results.   

4. Different perspectives

People with disability provide different perspectives and often a new way of looking at a situation or business problem.

Their unique experiences enrich teams, business outcomes and outputs, and often positively impact the way customers and/or clients are treated – creating a better experience for people, both internally and externally.   

5. Strong connections, work ethic & teamwork

Employees with disability bring their own unique set of skills, traits and abilities. Common traits seen in employees with disability are the strong connections they build, work ethic and positive approach to teamwork.    

Based on their day-to-day life experiences, people with disability often know how to build strong connections with customers, colleagues, and clients.

They also inspire a strong work ethic and better teamwork as they already have the needed skills due to experiences in their day-to-day life.   

This kind of motivation and initiative boosts staff morale and often has a positive effect overall. 

Are you looking to hire more people with disability? Get in touch with us today.