Disability - Hiring - Organizations - WHO
Disability is not inability. Disabled people have skills, ability and knowledge to carry out activities some of which average people do. With the advanced technology disabled people are now empowered more than ever. They can work in organizations if given a chance.
Disability is a physical and mental condition that reduces a person ability to move, sense and carry out activities. According to WHO, disability is defined as an umbrella term that covers all impairments, limitation of activity, and restricted participation. It can be physical impairment, visual impairment or hearing impairment.
In the United States has a population of over 245 million non-institutionalized people. There are 118 million men and 127 million women. The labor force of over 155 million people is represented by 63.2% participation rate. The labor force includes people over the age of sixteen, working, willing, capable or actively searching jobs.
In this number, there are 82 million (69.7% participation rate), are men whereas the women are 72 million57.2% participation rates). The disabled population is represented by 20.3% of the labor force that is 5.8 million people. Over 770,000 disabled people are actively looking for employment that represents 85% of the current 6.3% unemployment rate in United States today. It is a clear statement that the disabled population is skilled and ready to work but what are lacking are the places and opportunities to work.
[...] It is sad that the unutilized talents and skills go to waste just because they are denied the chance to show their full potential. Education and technology have made this possible. References (2000, August). The Rotarian. Retrieved from http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Rotarian.html?hl=&id=gjQEAAAAMB AJ (1999). State agency hiring practices of people with disabilities report : Hasse, J. (2010). Perfectly able: How to attract and hire talented people with disabilities : AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn. Lengnick-Hall, M. L. (2007). Hidden talent: How leading companies hire, retain, and benefit from people with disabilities. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. [...]
[...] Employees with disabilities have the same sick rates and absentee rates compared to the non-disabled employees. Statistic has shown that the disabled employees are even above average in quality and quantity as well as performance as compared to the non-disabled employees. In addition, disabled workers are not a bad employment risk. As stated above, their performance is the same and even higher than the able bodied employees. They match up the punctuality, task consistency and work speed. Moreover, companies are exempted by the government from taxation when the company includes the disabled in the workforce. [...]
[...] Hiring people with disabilities Hiring People with Disabilities Introduction Disability is not inability. Disabled people have skills, ability and knowledge to carry out activities some of which average people do. With the advanced technology disabled people are now empowered more than ever. They can work in organizations if given a chance. Disability is a physical and mental condition that reduces a person ability to move, sense and carry out activities. According to WHO, disability is defined as an umbrella term that covers all impairments, limitation of activity, and restricted participation. [...]
[...] The truth is that the disabled people have talents and skills that are underutilized. You never know; they might change the company. One of the benefits is that it helps create a positive image to the public. It is the first step in forming a brand for a company. It is a sign of responsibility to the community in that it meets the corporate social responsibility. The employment of disabled employees helps create an inspiration into the ways in which they can serve the disabled customers. [...]
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