Recruiting and careers

Recruitment and selection

These resources will help you ensure that your recruiters and job applications are accessible to people with disability. See also Connect to talent.

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Business benefits of hiring people with disability Ten reasons why being accessible and inclusive way is not just the right thing to do, but makes good business sense too.
Economic benefits of improved employment outcomes A study we commissioned in 2012, projecting the outcome if governments and employers increased the employment rate for Australians with disability by one-third over the next decade (from 54% to 64%).
Stepping into Hire an intern with disability.
PACE Mentoring Become a mentor for people with disability.



Step-by-step guide to preventing discrimination in recruitment The Australian Human Rights Commission’s guide to preventing discrimination in recruitment.
See the possibilities website The NSW Department of Family and Community Services See the Possibilities campaign aims to help employers understand the value that people with disability bring to business.
All Abilities website The QLD Government campaign to help you understand how to give every employee the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Business Case for Employing People with Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder (PDF) Discover the amazing potential of neurodiverse people.
Economic beneļ¬ts of employing a person with a disability The benefits and costs of employing people with disability.
Realising aspirations for all: Improving access to employment for people who are deafblind Discover the barriers people who are deafblind face, and learn about the solutions.
Vision Australia’s Employer Attitudes Survey 2016 A 2016 survey examining employer attitudes to recruiting people who are blind or have low vision.

Career development

These resources will help you develop the talents and careers of your staff who have disability. See also Our learning solutions.

Sharing and Monitoring Disability Information in your Workforce Guide Disability in your workplace may be invisible, but you may be unsure about how to ask people about it. This guide helps you prepare before you ask, understand when to ask, and know what to ask.

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We run two programs for jobseekers:

We also provide a Jobseeker toolkit to help you apply for work.

Here are some services other organisations make available that you might find helpful:

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Disability Employment Services Helps people with disability, injury or a health condition look for a job.
Transition to Work For people aged 15-21, provide intensives pre-employment support to improve your work-readiness (including apprenticeships and traineeships).
MyFuture National online career service that helps with career planning, career pathways and work transitions.
RecruitAbility Australian Government scheme to attract and develop applicants with disability for jobs in the Australian Public Service (APS).
JobAccess Australian Government initiative to help people with disability find and keep jobs, get promoted to better jobs, upgrade or expand their workplace skills, and more.

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