Disability Matters

Turning to People with Disabilities to Reduce Turnover

Some positions experience high turnover for one of two reasons: Competition makes it difficult to keep highly skilled labor or the job is entry level and employees move on to other positions. One solution is close to home: Hire and retain people with disabilities who are ready for employment opportunities.
— By Karen White

Keeping some positions filled is proving to be a difficult challenge for businesses. They are positions on both ends of the skills continuum – high-skilled and entry-level jobs. There is enormous demand for people with high–skill levels, and people in entry–level positions are usually looking for jobs with career opportunities.

Businesses with these types of positions may have a partial solution close to home – hiring people with disabilities. Companies continue to struggle with overcoming unconscious bias and misconceptions about people with disabilities, harming their talent management efforts and creating continued ...

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