People with disability represent one fifth of the Australian population. That’s four million Australians who can bring real benefit to your workplace.
There are many people with disability successfully employed in the Australian workforce, and more than one third are employed in a professional, managerial and administrator role. The advantages of hiring workers with disability is they bring a diverse range of skills and abilities to the workplace in a wide range of occupations and industries.
Benefits of hiring people with disabilities:
1. Attract and retain the widest talent pool
When you recruit from a diverse workforce, you are ensuring that all potential employees with relevant skills, qualifications and experience can be hired to do their best work.
Employees in inclusive workplaces are likely to be more engaged, motivated and productive and will also stay with your organisation longer.
2. Build your brand reputation
Employees and customers are proven to be more loyal to organisations that show they value diversity and inclusion. The community surrounding your organisation is diverse, so your workforce should reflect this.
3. Find your diverse customers
Employees with disability understand what your customers or clients with disability need and could help provide the necessary support or requirements those customers are looking for.
4. Lower absenteeism and staff turnover
Research on workers with disability show they often have lower absenteeism and employee turnover, as well as low incidence of workplace injury, thereby reducing operating costs to the organisation.
If you are worried about increased costs associated with employing people with disability, you shouldn’t be.
People with disability pay rates
Evidence shows that employing people with disability does not cost anymore than employing people without disability. MAX Employment provides funding through the Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) for eligible people that are designed to cover the costs of workplace changes or additional training through the Disability Employment Services (DES).
People with disability regulations
MAX Employment provides services to people with disability under the Australian Government Disability Employment Services (DES) contract and has held National Standards for Disability Services accreditation for over ten years. MAX can provide information and understanding on other regulation and requirements for hiring and working with people with disability.
If you would like to register or find out more information about our Disability Employment Services visit maxsolutions.com.au/disability-employment-services.