Employment of Persons with Disabilities
I am working as trainer, where i am building the confidence of Persons with disabilities so as to demand for the right to decent employment. I also carry our Disability Awareness and Co-worker training to various organizations/ Companies in Uganda, to enable them change their attitude in employment PWDs.
So the question for today is "Is employing people with disabilities ‘GOOD for business?"
PWD represent 17% of the general population (WHO Standards). Despite having qualifications and experience PWD are less visible in open and competitive employment. Employers do not recognize the business case of having a diverse workforce, not only are PWD clients and workers but they add commercial value to a workplace
Benefits of employing PWD
Some features that workers with disabilities demonstrate:
Better safety records
Motivation to work
Dedication and loyalty
Adds value to your business
Employing people with disabilities builds team morale
People with disabilities are capable of doing a variety of work.
I will be hosted on NTV Uganda at 5pm to have a LIVE talk show to encourage employers to allow skilled PWDs to be employed, join the discussion.