Disability inclusion is an integral part of any organization's D&I strategy. We recently conducted aLinkedIn pollon disability inclusion, where 59% of voters believed that companies have a long way to go as far as disability inclusion in the workplace is concerned. As companies redesign their business models to adapt to the pandemic, it is crucial to address disability inclusion.
According to theUS Bureau of Labor Statistics, 17.9% of persons with a disability got a new job in 2020, a 1.4% decrease from 2019. Even though many organizations across the globe are benefiting from disability inclusion, some still believe that hiring people with disabilities incurs additional costs to businesses. On the contrary, disability "exclusion" hurts companies in the long run due to a lack of diversity in thinking and problem-solving.
Addressing and Removing Barriers
A workplace environment that is inclusive, accessible, and disability-friendly doesn't have to be expensive and high-maintenance for corporations. The most important thing a corporation can do to for those with disabilities is to change the attitudes and behaviors of their workforce to be more accepting and inclusive.
How Do We Help?
Rangam helps businesses overcome these barriers through training, consulting, and ongoing support. Although we are a staffing company, our job doesn't end with connecting neurodivergent talent and people with disabilities to employment. We provide consultative guidance to companies looking to be more competitive and inclusive; guidance that is not disruptive but rather, compatible with how they already do business. Then, we go the extra mile to train hiring managers and coworkers to show them how easy it is with great understanding and a slight shift in perspective to be more empathetic, more inclusive, and more collaborative with everyone. For employees with disabilities and neurodivergence, we provide interview coaching and assistance when needed and any level of on-the-job support to be successful. Our subject matters experts work closely with employers to assess workplace environments, recruiting/onboarding processes, and cultures and suggest the necessary adjustments to ensure success. And we do all of this on a global scale. At Rangam, we are your one-stop solution for disability workforce inclusion.