Four reasons why inclusion can benefit your business
There are many reasons why inclusion can benefit your business, not only to maintain talent as an employer but also to gain a better understanding of your customers. The benefits are therefore both 'in-house' and in your external business environment.
Reasons why inclusion can benefit your business:
1.Gaining a better understanding of your customers
The more diverse your workforce is, the more customer and clients you’ll reach. For example, disabled employees are more likely to be able to design products and services that will truly suit disabled customers. Hiring people from different backgrounds will encourage a wider range of satisfied customers, therefore increasing your profits.
2.Having a diverse team creates better problem solvers
Employing people with different perspectives, backgrounds and experience will create better and faster problem solvers. Building on each individual’s strength will help your business to deliver solutions and grow.
3. Maintaining talent and boosting your company as a great employer
Valuing your staff and giving them a sense of belonging and acceptance means employees will be eager to progress their career further at your company. Moreover, if you publicise your diversity and inclusion policies, more people are likely to want to join your company, and to disclose their ethnicity, race or disability to you, giving you a wider variety of talented candidates to choose from.
4. Welcoming the millennial generation into the workplace
With advances in technology, a fresh approach to multitasking and the desire to succeed, the millennial generation believe that having a job is not only about income but also personal satisfaction. They prefer flexible working, making a difference and gaining opportunities for professional development. Changing the ways in which your company works, such as allowing employees to work from home and accommodating additional support, will mean you can benefit from this new pool of great talent.
Strides to employ disabled people have already been made by thousands of businesses who have signed up to the government’s Disability Confident scheme which supports employers to “think differently about disability, and improve how they attract, recruit and retain disabled workers.”
On 14th March, Iansyst - in partnership with the Cambridge Network - will be hosting a free-to-attend event, Becoming Disability Confident, at the Hauser Forum in Cambridge. This event will open the conversation on disability, inclusion and highlight the benefits of recruiting a diverse workforce.
Iansyst can teach you the skills and services you need to be inclusive and make your workplace disability confident. On 14th March 2019, it will be hosting the event Becoming Disability Confident. It will include guest speakers and seminars, giving you practical tools and advice to enable talented people with disabilities to work at your company.
John Clucas, Relationship Manager, says: “The event will showcase our strategies to support employees through training and coaching in the workplace and offer packages to support all staff, including line managers and the executive team.”
Join the free event, Becoming Disability Confident, in partnership with Cambridge Network, at Hauser Forum, Cambridge on 14th March 2019 at 09:30 – 15:00.
Article written by Disability Horizon’s Emma Purcell.
iansyst provides Assistive Technology products, training and coaching services which are designed to benefit people and help them reach their full potential. At the same time we aim to create value through ethical business practice, innovation and growth.
Iansyst are a Disability Confident Employer and can partner with business by providing reasonable workplace adjustments that can help staff retention and offer support for a range of disabilities and health conditions.