People With Disabilities

by Patrick Liew on November 18, 2011

A mindset change is needed at every level of an organisation to remove the clouds of ignorance and apathy towards employment, retention and advancement of people with disabilities.

We need to recognize many of these people have unique education, experience and talents that can value-add to a business. They can be more loyal, committed and adaptable – values that are much needed in any company.

There is a need for more proactive education and advocacy – from both employers and disabled persons – to fill in informational gaps, break out of  present stereotypes of what they can do, and enhance their performance and results.

I suspect many companies will also need external assistance to help employ and manage the disabled and make adjustments or adaptations to the working environment.

As we come to grips with an aging workforce, we should develop an inclusive, disability-friendly and flexible work culture so as to retain the contributions of current employees and tap the widest pool of talents.


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