Job Accommodations

Did You Know that 1 in 5 Americans has some form of disability, and 1 in 3 households has a disabled member?  

People with disabilities are customers, vendors, employees, neighbors, friends, doctors, lawyers, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, all representing a large and growing market well worth business consideration.

 

Employer Findings

Diversity in the workforce builds a strong and stable force.  It's an enviroment representing people from varied background and life experiences.  Results are clear and proven.  It increases moral, sensitivity, and causes employees to desire to work more effectively and efficiently.  The disabled employee bring fresh ideas and add inclusivenes that all employees will find beneficial.  This is why:

  1. Employers provide accommodations so they can acquire and retain valued and qualified employees.
  2. They have reported no cost or low cost for accommodating employees with disabilities
  3. Employers report that by providing accommodations, performance is much more effective increasing productivity and enhancing employee relations.

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Why Is This So Important?

Employers accommodate workers - with and without disabilities - everyday, by providing a work environment that is comfortable, safe and conducive to productivity.  Whether it's a chronic condition, the result of illness or injury, job accommodations can make the difference between being able to work or relying on disability benefits.

 

 

What Are The Costs of Job Accommodations?

The Cost of keeping a person on the job or acquiring that new employee is significantly low.  Approximately 46% of accommodations cost absolutely nothing.  And, 45% of accommodations have a one-time cost of typically $500.00.  

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  • Acquiring a qualified employee dedicated to prove their performance level
  • Retaining a qualified employee who knows the job and has performed the job
  • Proven consistency and an increase in productivity
  • Eliminate the training cost and time replacing an experience employee
  • A documented increase in employee attendance
  • Inclusiveness contributing varied view points, and social adjustments of someone different                                                              

Job Accommodation Network

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free consulting services for all employers, regardless to the size of an employer's workforce.  Services include one on one consultation about all aspects of job accommodations, including the accommodation process, accommodation ideas, product vendors, referral to other resources and ADA compliance assistance.

Information and Resources

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The Job Accommodations Network (JAN) (www.askjan.org) is one such resource that contain a comprehensive database on accommodations such as ergonomic tools, flexible schedules, and captioned training videos.

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