Struggling to find a great candidate for your open position? Try thinking outside the traditional box.
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Hiring qualified employees can be a struggle, especially in a tight labor market. Rather than leaving positions unfilled, more business owners have expanded their potential hire pool to include people with disabilities. In addition to gaining a qualified and hardworking person, companies are experiencing other significant benefits of hiring persons with disabilities.
Attract needed talent
Small businesses struggle to attract key talent because they often cannot compete with larger employers on wage and benefit packages. However, when they expand their hire search to include people with disabilities, they often find talented, skilled applicants that others have overlooked.
Over 16 percent of persons with disabilities have earned at least a bachelor’s degree, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, and many of them are unable to find work due to prejudice or misunderstanding about their ability to contribute in the workplace. Hiring persons with disabilities allows you to snap up key talent and nurture their abilities to their benefit and yours.
Expand your audience and improve your work environment
When you hire people with disabilities, you demonstrate that you meet the needs of this population, which can help expand