11 Oct
Disability employment: it’s better for business

Disability employment: it’s better for business

The world of work is changing – if your business hasn’t considered disability employment then here are some reasons why you should.

Employing people with disability creates many long-term benefits, including:

Lower risks

People with disability have longer average tenure and lower incident rates while at work. As a result, this means lower staff turnover, recruitment and training costs, and often less workers’ compensation claims.

Invest in talent

By not employing people with disability you overlook a large and diverse workforce. People with disability have a range of skills, qualifications, and experience suitable for any position.

Our social enterprises, like Fire & Electrical Services, provide opportunities for experience and career development. For example, we’ve helped one of our team members Harley to pursue formal qualification as a fire technician.

Build trust

People appreciate businesses and organisations that uphold good values. They want to choose a brand that they feel understands them and is looking out for the community.

Research shows that customers look for companies that are transparent and support diversity and inclusion in their workforce or chosen suppliers.

Your staff also benefit from working in an inclusive workplace and this relates to greater staff loyalty and lower turnover.

Connect with your customers

1 in 5 Australians live with a disability or mental illness. This doesn’t include the friends, family members, and networks that surround them. As a result, disability employment affects many of us.

By not engaging with the disability community you could alienate a large population of potential customers. Businesses should lead the way and show customers that they recognise these social issues.

Finding the right fit

We work closely with organisations and businesses to find solutions to gaps in your business. Whether its employment or work experience, we’ve got flexible arrangements to suit any requirements.

Diversity and inclusion are the future of work, so make sure your business doesn’t fall behind.

Get in touch with us today to see how you can benefit. Contact us here or at 1800 610 665.