Resource information is available to assist employers with the employment of people with disability. These resources outline the business benefits of diversifying your workplace and will help you take the first steps to employ or retain people with disability.
You can view and print the following resource publications:
- An employer's guide to employing someone with disability (37.2KB DOCX)
- An employer's guide to employing someone with disability (282.4KB PDF)
- Assistance with managing mental health in the workplace (199KB DOCX)
- Assistance with managing mental health in the workplace (213KB PDF)
- Employing people with disability—success stories (23KB RTF)
- Employing people with disability—success stories (260KB PDF)
The following media clips demonstrate why employing people with disability makes good business sense:
Mental Health First Aid courses
About one in five Australian adults will experience some form of common mental health problem in any one year. It is likely therefore that as an employer you will employ someone with a mental health problem reasonably frequently. Mental Health First Aid courses can give you a greater understanding of mental illness and how people with mental illness can be supported in the workplace and the wider community.
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SkillsInfo is an online resource designed to help you manage the skills shortage facing many industries in Australia (see Related Links). SkillsInfo includes Industry Employment Profiles that that present, in graphical form, a comprehensive suite of data on employment characteristics, trends and prospects for all industries.
You may be interested in the research report produced by the Safe Work Australia which answers the question: Are people with disability at risk at work? See our Related Links for more information about Safe Work Australia.
JobAccess contains information to help you through the employment process, such as recruiting new staff, managing a return to work, and financial help and wages. Each of the pages on JobAccess prints as a user friendly fact sheet or you can call the JobAccess Advisers on 1800 464 800 for immediate advice.