Hire individuals with disabilities. Get a significant ROI.
The following information and links are provided as resources to assist you in hiring qualified individuals with disabilities—people who can provide a significant yield on your employment investment.
If you have questions or need further details, please call 801-245-7350.
FIVE BENEFITS OF HIRING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Leading companies that are working successfully toward disability inclusion have achieved tangible financial benefits. For example, the research shows that leading companies were, on average, twice as likely to have higher total shareholder returns than those of their peer group.*
Having employees with disabilities across departments helps ensure that the products and services that go to market are truly inclusive.* All workers benefit from a more diverse workplace. Studies show that working alongside employees with disabilities makes non-disabled individuals more aware of how to make the workplace more inclusive and better for everyone. Staff turnover is also lower—by up to 30 percent—when a well-run disability community outreach program is in place.**
*The Disability Inclusion Advantage, a 2018 research conducted by Accenture, in partnership with AAPD and Disability:IN
**Disability Employment and Inclusion: Your Guide to Success — Business Case, Workplace Initiative, 2017.
New research from Accenture, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), reveals that companies that embrace best practices for employing and supporting more people with disabilities in their workforce have outperformed their peers.
According to other research cited within this report, employees with disabilities offer tangible benefits, including increased innovation, improved productivity and a better work environment.
RECOGNITION, TRAINING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
The Golden Key Awards recognizes those who have helped promote employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
The Job Accommodation Network provides a toolkit for reasonable accommodations and hiring.
Americans with Disabilities Act National Network (ADANN) provides information, guidance, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Think Beyond the Label is a public-private network that works to increase employment for qualified job seekers with disabilities.
The Federal Bonding Program
Federal Bonding Program provides accommodations for employees with disabilities and to make their places of business
Small Business Tax Incentives
Small Business Tax Incentives help employers cover the costs of accommodations in the workplace.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit incentive for employers hiring individuals who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.
HOW TO HIRE:
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation Business Relations Team
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation Business Relations Team supports and services to assist employers in hiring and retaining people with disabilities.
Department of Workforce Services Employer Resources
Department of Workforce Services Employer Resources page provides employers with economic data and business development resources through the Workforce Development Division Portal.
Department of Workforce Services On-the-Job Training Program
Department of Workforce Services On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program offers reimbursement to employers who provide customized job training to participating employees.
Governor’s Committee on Employment for People with Disabilities
Governor’s Committee on Employment for People with Disabilities (GCEPD) promotes efforts to achieve equal employment opportunities for Utahns with disabilities.
Disability:IN Employer Network
Disability:IN Employer Network are business leaders working together—business-to-business — to promote employment of people with disabilities.
Utah Center for Assistive Technology
Utah Center for Assistive Technology (UCAT) is a statewide resource offering information and technical services to help people with disabilities acquire and use assistive technology devices.
Office of Disability Employment Policy Resources
Office of Disability Employment Policy Resources (ODEP/DOL) has information to promote an inclusive workforce and increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Division of Services for People with Disabilities
The Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) may have programs and services available to help you if you need employment support or other needs to live and work in the community