“It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business.” – Michael Corleone, “The Godfather.”
It’s a line from the classic 1972 mob movie, and variations are often said in real-life high-stakes financial transactions. But as it turns out, hiring people with disabilities is both personal and business, and it’s beneficial from both angles.
There is no question that many business owners, executives, and hiring managers will tell you that they want to hire people that best represents the community from which they operate in. Those very same people will also tell you they need to make a profit. After all that is the whole point of running a business in a capitalistic society. However, we are transitioning into a type of society called social capitalism. It is still capitalism, but it focuses the business on a social problem that needs to be solved. That problem is making sure that the best qualified people with disabilities have the ability to find meaningful work.
Social capitalism is a socially minded form of capitalism where the goal is making social improvements, rather than focusing exclusively on accumulating of capital in the classic capitalist sense. A business that follows the social capitalism philosophy still Continue reading