1.3 Company Image
92% Hire people with disabilities.
94% Provide health insurance.
92% Protect the environment.
87% Specifically agreed that they would prefer to do business with companies that hire individuals with disabilities.
98% Were satisfied or very satisfied with the services they received when interacting at a business with an employee with a disability.
Due to an increasingly diverse customer base, most corporate leaders have begun to recognize that the inclusion of diverse workers is important to their companies' success.
Companies now recognize that they can improve their reputations and public images by including people with disabilities in their workplace.
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3 D. Olson, A. Cioffi, P. Yovanoff and D. Mank. Employers’ perceptions of employees with mental retardation. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation 16 (2001), 125-133. [In Sipersteina; 2006]
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