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icon tool 1.1 productivity2x.pngProductivity is about skills and capacities, as well as loyalty, dedication and satisfaction.
These traits are commonly found in workers who identify as having disabilities.

There are no productivity differences between workers with or without a disability. The myth that workers with disabilities are less productive is false.

Workers with disabilities are productive employees. Walgreens and the Bank of Montreal have found that people with disabilities perform as well or better than the typically able. The companies did not sacrifice any business by employing people with disabilities.


Your assessment rates per $100 of payroll will not increase.
Worker’s compensation assessment rates are based on the relative hazards of an organization’s operations and accident history, not on whether any of its workers have disabilities.

Workers with disabilities are very committed to their work and proud of their accomplishments.
Many companies are discovering the business advantages of hiring people with physical and mental disabilities. Employers often find that workers who identify as having disabilities have unique abilities; they also tend to work harder to prove themselves.

Employers concluded that workplace inclusion is good for business.
Canadian organizations reported the following primary reasons for investing in diversity and inclusion:
  • To enhance the engagement of all workplace employees
  • To build the organization’s brand
  • To enhance the organization’s ability to acquire new talent




Disclaimer:

HIRE for TALENT has made every effort to use the most respectful words possible while writing these materials. We realize, however, that the most appropriate terminology may change over time. We developed these materials with the intent to respect the dignity and inherent rights of all individuals.




Take the Challenge!

True or false


Companies employing people with disabilities notice an improvement in employee morale and productivity.

TRUE. Workplace inclusion is good for business.

Worker's compensation assessment rates will increase if a company employs people with disabilities.

FALSE. Assessment rates are based on an organization’s operations and accident history, not on whether any of its workers have disabilities.



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The toolkit offers a variety of informative tools. Learn about the skills people with disabilities bring to the workplace and use our ‘how-to’ resources, that provide practical tips and strategies on successful recruitment, hiring, inclusion and retention of people with disabilities.

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FACTS & STATS

Employers often find that workers who identify as having disabilities have unique abilities; they also tend to work harder to prove themselves.
According to employers, people with disabilities perform as well or better than other workers. These employers concluded that hiring people with disabilities did not negatively impact their businesses.
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In a national survey of consumer attitudes towards various companies, 92% of the respondents gave favourable ratings to businesses that hire people with disabilities.
98% were satisfied or very satisfied with the service they received when dealing with an employee with a disability.