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Inclusion works: why hiring employees with diverse abilities is good for business

The success of your business is influenced by your employees, and there are many factors that go into creating an effective workforce.

But over the past ten years, a large body of research has revealed that one important factor fuelling employee performance is an inclusive workplace culture.

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Boost productivity and profitability

In fact, increasing workplace diversity has been statistically proven to boost both productivity and profitability!

The government of Canada reports that organizations with inclusive cultures are twice as likely to meet or exceed financial targets and three times as likely to be high-performing. These types of workplaces often lead to higher employee satisfaction, as well as less turnover.

People with diverse abilities in particular, are a valuable asset to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. These individuals have unique skills and capabilities as well as a go-getter attitude that can play a huge role in the success of your business.

Not only do individuals with diverse abilities contribute to a more inclusive environment for coworkers, but also for customers/clients and future employees.

When you partner with Pathways Abilities Society they’ll happily provide your business with both window decals and web seals to proudly display at your location or on the web!

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Destigmatizing individuals with diverse abilities

In today's economy, it’s more important than ever to ensure capable and enthusiastic individuals have the opportunity to join the workforce and support themselves.

Many of the individuals served by Pathways are eager to be part of the workforce and contribute to the community as paid employees.

Unfortunately, these individuals often face great barriers due to misconceptions about subjects like the cost of accommodations.

However, the truth of the matter is accommodations like customized employment actually benefit businesses by filling in gaps in schedules and eliminating important tasks that would have otherwise been put on the back burner.

Social change takes the efforts of many, and being part of that effort is something to be proud of! By employing these individuals you can play an active role in putting outdated misconceptions to rest, destigmatizing people with diverse abilities in the workplace.

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Partner with Pathways

Pathways Abilities Society, located in Kelowna, BC, has been serving the Central Okanagan Community for over 65 years!

Offering support services to individuals with diverse abilities, Pathways aims to improve quality of life for these individuals and give them the opportunity to independently participate in the community around them.

Become a partner in employment today to promote equal employment, benefit your business and change someone’s life!

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