Repeated studies around the world have shown that a diverse workforce leads to increased productivity, innovation and improved business performance.
Supported employment supports people with disabilities to get and keep a job in the local labour market.
It helps employers to access a new pool of motivated and dedicated employees.
“The service is very, very good. It is tailored and targeted. It is a very positive experience.”
– Greg Davidson, Employer, The Burren Smokehouse, Lisdoonvarna
Potential employees are matched to the employer’s specific needs by an experienced supported employment professional.
Apart from helping employers to find the right candidates for their job vacancies, there is a growing body of research that shows inclusive workforces perform better than workforces where diversity is low.
“People with disabilities are not looking for special treatment; they are looking for a fair chance to get or keep a job.”
– Minister of State with responsibility for Disability, Kathleen Lynch.
A more inclusive workforce could win you more customers
People with disabilities in Ireland make up 11 per cent of the population and have a spending power of €3.3 billion!
Why not reach out to these customers, their family and friends by marketing your business as fully inclusive and accessible to people with disabilities?
Any employer will know that the reputation of their business in the community is important to its success.
Introducing real inclusive recruitment through supported employment gives a business a reputational edge as it is seen to not only be ‘talking the talk’, but very much ‘walking the walk’ when it comes to fair social policies.