Employers overlook skilled workers

July 22, 2014

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A new report published by the Conference Board of Canada says that persons with disabilities frequently match the skills and education levels of persons without disabilities but are nevertheless 3 times as likely to be unemployed or out of the labour force. Overlooking persons with disabilities comes at a cost to businesses, who are missing out on a number of opportunities including better access to some consumer markets, improved customer loyalty, better job retention, lower turnover, and enhanced job performance and work quality. “We need more inclusive and accessible workplaces and practices that attract new employees with disabilities and at the same time allow existing employees with disabilities, and those that develop them, to remain in the workforce,” said Ruth Wright, the Conference Board’s Director of Human Resources Research. Conference Board News Release | Report Summary




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