New information brochure for employers – Employing people with disability makes good business sense
The Department of Training and Workforce Development, together with our project partners, has published the twelfth in a series of workforce planning and development brochures tailored to small to medium businesses. The twelfth brochure is titled Employing people with disability makes good business sense.
Around one in five Australians has some form of disability according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers 2012.
A disability may be generally defined as a condition which may restrict a person's mental, sensory, or mobility functions to undertake or perform a task in the same way as a person who does not have a disability. It does not mean that a person with disability is unable to perform all the important requirements of a job.
In a competitive labour market, it is prudent to maximise your pool of potential employees. This includes people with disability who can bring a range of skills to the workplace. Engaging a worker with disability can provide your workplace with a motivated employee who has a committed work ethic, is productive and provides good quality work.
Employing someone with disability makes good business sense. Studies show that people with disability are:
- likely to take fewer days off, take less sick leave and remain in a job longer than other workers;
- likely to perform as well as other employees; and
- no more likely to be injured in the workplace than other employees.
If you would like to find out more you can download the brochure.
You can also download all previous brochures in the Templates and resources section of this website.