A growing number of companies are recognizing the many benefits of a diverse workforce. Studies show that inclusion benefits the entire workplace with better morale, efficiency, and consumer reviews; and we know from over fifty-five years of first-hand experience that employing people with disabilities is good for business.
The strategies outlined below are designed to enhance inclusion in the workplace for people of all ages and all skill levels.
Natural Supports - Everyone Needs Them
Natural Supports may be environmental such as a digital clock, a posted schedule, or labels on items and locations. These items assist employees with learning their routines and not being dependent on others for help or information. The goal of any employment relationship is to have the employee as integrated into the environment as possible. This goal is no different with an employee who happens to have a disability.
Rising to the Challenge: Northwest Center Businesses Keep Services Coming During COVID-19
We’re expressing our deepest gratitude for our essential workers on the Amazon campus, in Northwest Center Building Services, and with Puget Sound Laundry Services. Even in the middle of a pandemic, they continue to keep office buildings clean and sanitized, reception desks staffed, and literal tons of hotel and hospital laundry cleaned and processed daily.
Thank you, Northwest Center essential workers, for all that you do!
Through Inclusion, Northwest Center’s Social Enterprise Business Model Leads by Example
A Smart Business Strategy
Northwest Center businesses employ people with and without disabilities working side-by-side to offer world-class service to our customers throughout Washington state. We also utilize our enterprises as training opportunities to help Northwest Center Employment Services clients become work ready. This unique business model is in perfect alignment with our mission to promote inclusion in the workplace.
Inclusion Makes Our Businesses Stronger
At Northwest Center, the effect is constant: From janitorial and building services to hospital-grade commercial laundry; inclusion makes our company more innovative and productive. Quality scores, on-time delivery, productivity, and customer satisfaction have reached all-time highs.
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