There's some nonsense talked in the disability 'industry'!
I read some literature today which described workers who have a disability as 'loyal' and 'long serving'.
If you want loyal and long-serving, get a dog (but not Rottweilers, I've 2 and they are both bone idle).
What on earth is meant by this sort of rubbish?
Here's the deal: NOVA Employment offers employers people who, generally speaking, have a couple of things going for them - 1. They want to work (NOVA's jobseekers are not generally under any compulsion to particpate, they just want the rewards that come from being a worker). and 2. we've spent a fair bit of time identifying just what sort of work best suits the candidates we put forward.
But as employees (assuming folk with the same motivation and insight) they are no different from their non-disabled peers.
As an employer we (NOVA) also have quite a few people who have a disability working for us.
There are 2 sides to the employer/employee relationship - the employer pays and the employee delivers.
If either side falls down on their side of that deal then the deals off - that's it and all there is to it.
I think employing people with a disability makes sound business sense and I do it myself, but don't be under any illusion, I do it because my staff who have a disability work as hard or harder than their non-disabled colleagues.
NOVA has employees who experience psychiatric illness, who have phsyical and sensory disability and each one of them pays their way. If they didn't, then for the sake of the business and the people who rely upon us I would let them go.
By the same token I fully expect that if someone offers a better paid and more rewarding position, a role that can deliver better career prospects or is more fulfilling, then my staff (because they are smart) will go for it.
It's not my fault if if my staff feel there aren't more rewarding or fullfilling jobs - but perhaps that why we get loyalty and long service!
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