Accessible Accommodation Plans and Supports
Employees that have disabilities need to be accommodated in the workplace, both as an enlightened management strategy and due to legislated requirements in most jurisdictions. The good news is that most accommodations cost less than $500 and many employees bring their accommodations with them.
Statistics prove that people with disabilities are excellent employees, taking off less sick time and demonstrating greater loyalty. Even co-workers report greater engagement scores when the workplace culture is one of inclusion, diversity, and accessibility. This is due in part to the large number of existing employees with invisible, undisclosed disabilities that feel more secure and welcome in a workplace that embraces accessibility.
With a workforce shortage forecasted by 2020, now is the time to attract the best and the brightest including people with disabilities, a greatly underused resource of skills and knowledge already living right here in Canada.