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Employment Myths

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]From the Canadian Disability Policy Alliance & Canadian Disability Participation Project

November 2019[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]A recent study by our colleagues Silvia Bonaccio and associates uses an evidence-based approach to challenge 11 concerns about employing disabled people at 4 stages in the employment cycle:  recruitment, hiring, workplace integration, and performance management.  They effectively dispel such detrimental myths as the following:

  • That people with disabilities don’t want to work;
  • That a disabled employee wouldn’t fit in with their workforce;
  • That disabled employees would be less productive, more inclined to be absent, or more likely to leave the job.

Their analysis concludes that this underutilized talent pool could represent a significant return on investment for employers who engage in inclusive organizational practices.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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