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 barriers ...

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