What do you look for in a new hire? Likely, you are looking for someone who is:
- Hard working
- Good attendance record
- Talent and unique skills
According to this article from the Globe and Mail, these are employer-highlighted qualities of employees with disabilities. People with disabilities have many positive skills to contribute to the workplace that can ultimately increase productivity and reduce costs associated with turnover, presenteeism and absenteeism.
Worried about accommodations? This article highlights that most accommodations are under $500.00 and often require nothing other than open communication and respect.
Consider how your workplace supports current employees with disabilities. How do they support individuals with mental health challenges? By creating a supportive workplace culture whereby all individuals, regardless of their abilities and disabilities, have the support they need to succeed, your workplace will be productive and healthy.