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Why hire persons with disabilities

The poster shows the different business cases and reasons to hire persons with disabilities.

You can download the above poster by clicking here.

An untapped pool of talent

Persons with disabilities have various skill sets and capabilities. They are an under-utilized pool of human resources for employers to leverage on.

Provide alternative perspectives

Many persons with disabilities who have overcome various challenges in their lives, may offer alternative perspectives that are beneficial to the company. Their high adversity quotient makes them good workers with high perseverance.

Enhance company image

Companies often increase profitability by enhancing its corporate and public image. Similarly, embracing workplace diversity by hiring persons with disabilities could improve profitability via a public knowledge of your enabling efforts. Also, existing employees feel more proud and are committed to companies which have strong and positive social image and responsibility.

Improve facilities for employees

All employees get to benefit from the accessible facilities built for persons with disabilities. For example, better lightings that help to reduce eyestrain, ergonomic workstations, auto doors, flexi-work schemes, etc.

Valuable traits

Certain disabilities may enable persons with disabilities to have a valuable trait. For example, software engineering giant may hire persons with autism, as they are known to be very precise when following instructions and as such are good at debugging codes and testing softwares. This can increase productivity and efficiency.

Empower and enable lives

By hiring persons with disabilities, companies empower them to be more financially independent and strengthen their confidence. It also provides them a mean to interact with society and be integrated socially.

Toolkits for Employers

Starter Kit

To better equip employers with the relevant knowledge and information, as well as to highlight some of the key considerations in hiring and sustaining persons with disabilities, SG Enable has developed a starter guide for disability employment.

Click here to download the starter guide to help kickstart the process of hiring persons with disabilities.


Job Redesign Guide for Inclusive Employers

This guide aims to help employers understand how to redesign jobs to better support and integrate employees with disabilities in the workplace.

It explains what job redesign is, how to implement it, and has case studies of organisations with best practices in job redesign. It also includes information on available grants and support for employers.

Click here to download it and find out how to get started!

SG Enable Online HRM Series for Employers

One of the key considerations employers have towards hiring and managing persons with disabilities would the Human Resource Management (HRM) aspect, ranging from crucial topic such as Recruitment and Hiring of Persons with Disabilities to Career Advancement and Retention of Employees with Disabilities.

Employers looking to find out more and download our self-help guides can click here.

To find out more about our training workshops related to these topics, please click here.

Disability Etiquette Guides

Most of the time, it is our inability to approach persons with disabilities in the most suitable way that make us incapable of integrating them into our work lives. The lack of understanding of persons with disabilities stems from the lack of exposure, interaction and prior knowledge.

SG Enable has developed a series of work etiquette guides for various disability types. You can download the Disability Etiquette Guides for Employers.

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