ROBIN HOOD ASSOCIATION’S EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
We facilitate meaningful employment opportunities that mutually benefit you, the Employer, and your Employee with a disability.
Our Employment Specialists build trust with Employers by:
• providing hands-on training and ongoing support to the Employee
• maintaining clear, open communication with the Employer
We work with the Employee to:
• secure meaningful, skill-appropriate work
• nurture skill-building, working towards mastery
• provide on-the-job / day-to-day supports
• sustain meaningful employment
If your organization isn’t hiring people with disabilities, you’re missing out on a vast, untapped talent pool. A study conducted by the Institute for Corporate Productivity found that employees with developmental disabilities contributed to higher productivity, lower absenteeism and increased customer loyalty. Employees with disabilities can also offer creativity, innovation and varied perspectives on how to confront challenges and get a job done.
• Employees with disabilities have identical job performance ratings as employees without disabilities. Studies have shown that those with disabilities are hard-working and independent workers. And just like any other employee, workers with disabilities need ongoing learning in order to grow and succeed.
• Numerous people supported by Robin Hood have been competitively employed with the same company for over a decade.
• The disability market represents 1.85 billion people and $1.9 trillion in annual disposable income. As workers, they can ease talent shortages and add to the organizational diversity that drives better decision-making and innovation.
• Great brands are acting to incorporate people with disabilities (PWD) into their core messages and experiences. They leverage learnings from PWD and elevate their unique attributes to speak to the entire marketplace. Friends and family react strongly and change their buying behavior and 'preach' their loyalty passionately. These folks become brand ambassadors and lifetime customers.
• Workers with disabilities possess skills and experiences that can offer employers a competitive edge. For example, research shows that many adults with autism possess higher-than-average abilities in pattern recognition, memory and mathematics — highly sought-after skills in the technology field and many other sectors.
• Government funding exists to support employers that work to support disability inclusion and accessibility in employment.
• Do your DE&I efforts include people with disabilities? Although 90% of companies claim to prioritize diversity, only 4% consider disability in those initiatives. (Fact source: the Return on Disability Group)
“Jayne and Kristi have been a wonderful addition to our business at Vicky’s Bistro|WineBar. They have been with us for over 15 years. Besides showing great dedication, they are always punctual and have shown great work ethic with a smile.” ~ Vicky’s Bistro|WineBar
“We have had the absolute pleasure of working with Kristi-Leigh and the team at Robin Hood. Kristi-Leigh has been with us over 6 years, providing a positive attitude, friendly greetings and lots of hard work. She is a dedicated member of our team and considered a staple member here. There is not a shift that goes by without a big smile and lots of laughs. Her generous spirit, kind heart and willingness to help anyone is the best part of our business & my favorite reason to come to work!” ~ Sherwood Flooring
If you would like to join today’s business leaders by hiring a person with a disability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org