Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48” “ Testimonials “We found that the individual’s work attitude has a highly positive impact on the job culture. Often these employees excel in jobs with traditionally high turnover rates, resulting in significantly reduced hiring and training costs for the employer. They take great pride in working and succeeding.” Hard Working On-time, dedicated, productive and loyal are just a few of the adjectives employers use to describe their employees with I/DD. Employees with I/DD oftentimes model characteristics that employers desire for their entire workforce. When asked, employees with I/DD will often fill in for co-workers who have missed their shifts. Reliable A recent study conducted by the University of Massachusetts determined that 62 percent of adults with I/DD who were employed have been in their job for more than three years. This low turnover and high employee retention rate make people with I/DD ideal job candidates. Some of the employees supported by New England Village have been in their jobs for over 20 years! Employees with disabilities have lower rates of absenteeism; reports of perfect attendance are not uncommon. Good for Business Hiring people with I/DD is a visible demonstration of a business’ commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Workplace diversity also creates a positive culture for employees and customers. With nearly 5 million people living with an intellectual disability in our country, chances are your next customer knows someone with an I/DD and will appreciate your hiring practices. Employees with disabilities can relate better to customers with disabilities, who represent $1 trillion in annual aggregate consumer spending. Attitude Employees with I/DD demonstrate pride in their job by coming to work with a positive can-do attitude. Many businesses report that employing people with disabilities creates a positive corporate culture by increasing the morale and productivity of every employee. NEW ENGLAND VILLAGE DAY SERVICES Getting Started If you are considering hiring someone with an intellectual or developmental disability, but have some questions, we welcome the conversation. We would be happy to put you in touch with other employers who have had successful experiences and explore the ways that we can ensure a positive experience for you. Our staff members are eager to develop a customized plan for your business in order to match you with one employee (or more) that can help you achieve your business goals. If you are interested in hiring one of our skilled workers or want more information about our Employment Services program, please contact us at 781-293-5461 or via email at info@newenglandvillage.org. New England Village 664 School Street Pembroke, MA 02359 Telephone 781-293-5461 Fax 781-294-8385 www.newenglandvillage.org