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Employ people with disabilities: it makes sound business sense

04 August 2017

Rabia Lemahieu, Disability and Skills Manager at Disability Rights UK has written this article for the Diversity at work: building a fair and inclusive business hub.

Considering there are over 13 million disabled people and people with long-term health conditions in the UK, it makes good business sense for small and medium-sized businesses to not only tap into this consumer market – which has a spending power of over £80 billion – but also to recruit from this group, as the benefits of working in a diverse environment enriches not only the worker, but also the workplace.

It seems, however, that many employers still fail to recognise the value of disabled staff and the expertise they bring to business. Read more

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