Title

Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Disability Inclusion Initiatives

Abstract

This study examines disability inclusion initiatives as a strategy to gaining a competitive advantage, especially in industries with high turnover such as hospitality and retail. The author of this study used qualitative methods and collected data from two leaders in disability inclusion: Walgreens Co. and Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino. Disability inclusion has proven valuable to the aforementioned companies, in which persons with disabilities have exhibited strong loyalty, lower turnover, dependability and improved productivity, and workplace physical and psychological safety. Creating a disability-friendly culture that is favorable and supportive to employees with disabilities is vital in overcoming biases and stereotypes.

Publication Date

3-2014

Journal Title

Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism

Publisher

Sage Publications

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/15332845.2014.847300

Document Type

Article