Engagement & Culture | Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled Workers: How Companies Are Tapping This Talent Pool to Enhance Culture and Drive Business Success

Eighty-five percent of intellectually and developmentally disabled (IDD) individuals are unemployed in the United States, representing a strong pool of talent that largely goes untapped, noted DirectEmployers. It added that the Institute for Corporate Productivity research shows that over a five-year period, over 33 percent of high performance organizations employing IDD workers experienced increased market share, customer satisfaction, and profitability and said their IDD employees were good matches for their open positions. This session is chock full of stories illustrating why hiring and developing talent with IDDs is good for promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion, and the business’s bottom line.

You’ll learn:

  • Business and talent benefits of hiring workers with IDDs
  • Examples of high-performance organizations with IDD hiring and talent development strategies that work
  • The tax subsidies that may be available, which can translate into cost savings for employers
  • And more!