Employers are missing out on some serious talent because they don’t know how to attract, recruit and retain disabled employees. Disability Confident is a Government scheme aimed at changing exactly that. The scheme provides advice on how to think differently about disability and how to make the workplace more accessible.
As a Disability Confident Leader, we can guide and support you through all three stages of the Disability Confident journey. Along the way, you’ll:
The best bit? The Disability Confident offer is completely free of charge! Get in touch with Ingeus to find out more about our Disability Confident services.
Disability is part of human diversity - but it’s often misunderstood. Disability is an impairment, limitation or restriction to a person’s mental, mobility or sensory functions. It can be:
People with disability purchase consumer goods, have jobs, go on holidays, access information and contribute to society.
Yet they are often faced with significant barriers and challenges while trying to do these things that many of us take for granted.
Disability is part of human diversity - and diversity is good for business.
Creating an inclusive, diverse workplace benefits everyone - your employees, your business and the community as a whole.
Ensuring your organisation welcomes people with disability is not only the right thing to do, it makes good business sense.
Australian and international research shows that employees with disability:
Employees with disability will support you in achieving your business objectives while enhancing the diversity of your workforce.
A diverse workforce has many benefits including:
Work is good for health. Yet only 48% of people with disability of working age are participating in the Australian workforce.
For people with disability, employment provides:
Disability is often misunderstood. Here are three common misconceptions about people with disability and work:
Myth 1: It costs more to employ a person with a disability - and we’ll have more OHS issues.
Myth 2: An employee with disability will have more sick days.
Myth 3: There’s no support available for employers who hire staff with disability.
Diversity is good for business - are you ready to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace? Here are some simple steps to get you started:
Download the Ingeus Disability Inclusion Checklist to learn more.