A Diverse Workforce Is A Business Strategy
Outcomes Provides Support for Hiring Individuals with Disabilities
TLC’s Outcomes Service can help you create a more diverse workforce within your organization. Currently, individuals with disabilities are an under-utilized resource for hiring capable, knowledgeable, skilled workers. Businesses who embrace a diverse workforce are strategically positioned in the business community. In addition, they are compliant with Rule 503 regulations, tasking Federal Contractors to hire individuals with disabilities is at least 7% of their workforce. Non-federal contractors reap the benefits of diversity as well. Human Resource departments often rely on the support of TLC’s Outcomes Service to simplify the seemingly complicated task of finding, screening, and supporting employees with disabilities.
But why consider employees with disabilities? Studies show that employees with disabilities have higher than average retention rates. Many Americans prefer to patronize businesses that hire people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities often bring a fresh and unique perspective that expands the knowledge base of your staff.
WHAT IS RULE 503?
In short, the spirit of Rule 503 sets a goal for the number of individuals with disabilities in the workforce of federal contractors at 7%. This goal is intended as a guideline that incents a more diverse hiring pool and creates employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Failing to meet this goal is not a violation of the regulation. However, compliance is likely to improve a contractor’s positioning for a bid. Read more about Rule 503.
Diversity Is Already Your Reality
Outcome’s expertise is helping you do what you do best… managing your business. We are here to support your current needs and practices from our knowledge and expertise supporting successful employment of individuals with disabilities.
- What questions can I ask?
- What can I do to help employees who are struggling?
- What strategies can I use to make my employees more effective?
- What questions are going to “get me in trouble”?
- What do I do if a new hire with a disability isn’t meeting job expectations?
- What if I think we have a person with a disability on staff, but I’m not sure and I want to offer support?
- What strategies and training can I give to an individual who needs a little extra help to get the job done well?
- How can I shift administrative tasks to a lower paid employee, freeing up a higher paid employee?
What Outcomes Does For Business
Outcomes helps identify opportunities for enhanced diversity that meets your business needs. We learn your corporate culture and hiring practices to help you align your needs with your goals. We do the legwork for you to improve diversity in your business. But how?
- We have a pool of screened, qualified, skilled candidates with verifiable references and strong work histories, ready to work for your business.
- We are experts at every aspect of communication when it comes to hiring, training, counseling, and sometimes, unfortunately, letting employees go.
- Our Job Analysis and Task Valuing services determine skills and abilities required to do a job, the best investment needed for success, and identify areas to re-detail tasks to diverse staff, freeing up other employees for building your business.
We provide job supports and training that can make the difference for employee and employer success. Examples of training include:
- The Realities of Hiring People with Disabilities
- Disability Etiquette
- Strategies for Improving Workplace Behaviors: Social Skills in The Diverse Workplace; Coping with Distractions; Interpreting Body Language, Expression, and The Intent of Others Messages
A few of the hundreds of employers who have worked with Outcomes include:
- Aronson LLC
- Lippman, Semsker & Salb, LLC
- Montgomery County Public Schools
- National Institutes of Health
- Shoppers Food Warehouse
- Sunflower Bakery
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Excellent staff – Professional, anxious to meet our needs – Always willing to go the extra mile for my requests.
Strong – Lots of feedback, friendly staff – Clients all enjoy program.
To learn more about how Outcomes can help your business, contact Karen Morgret, Assistant Director of The Outcomes Service, at 301.424.5200 x 6909.