People having somewhat types of disabilities account for almost 15 percent of the world’s total poluation, equalling to approximately one billion people all over the world. However, the majority of them still remained unemployed or underemployed compared to normal peers. It is important that HR executive of the new era should expand their talent pool to take this population into consideration. The new apporach can significantly help indentify more qualified staff and introduce a new effective recruitment campaign; all it required is to create a diverse and inclusive working environment.
HR professionals has been focusing on talent acquisition as a prime area for the organization. An ever-evolving economy and subsequent human resources market has created an increasing challenge to identify the right candidate for a position and retain them. Bellows are some great reasons for company leaders to consider hiring a person with disability
1. They can solve problem extraordinarily well
Abnormal people used to face unfathomable challenges on a daily basis. Lacking some physical abilities can enable great logical and analogical skills. Sometimes, they see and do things in an innovate ways, which a crucial element to drive your organization forward.
2. They are loyal staffs
It is understandable that not all organizations can afford to hires disabilities, due to a narrow thinking and various type of special supports. However, if you manage to pull off relevant and supportive policies for these special talent people (who may be inferior in some areas, but do excel in other skills that your organization needs), the chance that they stay with you and devote to you will be significantly high.
For example, in the field of call center, on an average, disabled employees stay for about 4.1 years while their normal colleagues only stick with the job for 3.2 years.
3. They make your company image good in the eyes of the society
It is unquestionable that everybody wants to work in an understanding and inclusive environment. This fact applies for both employees and clients.
According to the recent statistics, a great number of up to 87 percent of surveyed customers say that they want to work with a companies that hires people with disabilities. In this way, you can actively use your human resources policy as a way to PR for your brand image.
In a similar way, company that has a policy to hire disabled people will be attractive in the eyes of job hunters as employees feel like involving in a diverse workforce, where they can always find confident without being discriminated.
4. They are highly responsible
According to out recent study, in fact, employees with disability generally 40% less likely to take day off or sick leave compared to normal people.
In addition, employees with abilities actually have fewer compensation for accidents and injuries at the workplace. This is totally opposite to the general thought that they are more prone to injuries.
Highly responsible and loyal workforce means a great financial savings for employers, along with increasing employees retention and morale.
“You may not have the very best person for a position if you hesitate to recruit any candidates with disabilities”. With the help of our professional team at Faro Recruitment Vietnam, you can see how a recruitment approach involving people with disabilities can be good for your business in the long run. With years of experiences and expertise, we can also advise you on how to create relevant policy and work environment that enable both disabled and normal employee can cooperate and grow strong together.