As we mentioned in another blog post, diversability is a newer term growing immensely in popularity. Diversabilities refer to a movement whose goal is to rebrand the word ‘disability’ to “democratize disability visibility, representation, and access.”
It is essential to incorporate ways to make everyone feel welcome in your personal life and the workplace. A diverse workplace can be beneficial for everyone and allows for different ideas and perspectives to be shared from coworkers of all backgrounds. Here are the top three things you should know about diversability in the workplace and how you can implement new workplace strategies.
Diversability Policies Can Strongly Impact Your Business
It may seem unrelated, but the level of diversity in businesses’ leadership can actually affect revenue overall. Boston Consulting Group conducted a study in 2018 which found that companies with diverse leadership had 19% higher revenue than other companies.
Also, it is becoming more and more popular for businesses to reaccess their diversity and inclusion policies because reputation can affect job fulfillment. With websites like Glassdoor growing in popularity, people who may be thinking of applying to work for your business may be looking for comments regarding inclusion. This is yet another reason for your business’s policies to be accessed and improved if need be.
The Unemployment Rate For People With Diversabilities Is High
Unfortunately, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the unemployment rate for people with diversabilities is about 8%, as of 2018. While this number may be high because some people with diversabilities are unable to work, it also may be due to discrimination in the workplace, which needs to be eliminated.
Diversabilities Affect A Large Portion Of The Population
In 2019, the number of people employed in the United States was about 156 million people. The number of people with diversabilities in this country is 40 million people. With this said, many people in the United States have a diversability of some kind and deserve to be given the same job opportunities as anyone else.
Hiring individuals with diversabilities can improve overall company morale and makes for a safe place where everyone can be whom they are and get their jobs done. In the workplace, everyone is on the same team, and everyone must work together and use their strengths to better the company.
If you still have questions about diversability in the workplace or would like to learn how Disabilities Associates can help you, please contact us today.
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