Inclusion at work benefits everyone, not just people with disability.
People with disability have been shown to have reduced absenteeism, better workplace safety and reduced turnover.
Diversity is the most efficient way to encourage innovation in business. But to have a diverse workplace, inclusive practices for hiring, training, engaging and retaining employees is key.
In the next phase of Inclusion Ready we will be focusing on employment of people with disability not only for ILC grant applications but also to improve your workplace and the community at large.
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CSIA has brought together a list of great resources you need to employ people with disability today.
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We worked with CRU to develop the following factsheets about inclusive employment. CRU has worked with families for 30 years and worked with them to compile practical advice below. Although targeted to families, friends and young people they contain useful advice and links to other resources for community members and professionals.
The inclusive employment fact sheets have practical steps for young people with disability, their families and friends to identify job opportunities. A review of the literature in Becoming Inclusion Ready identified that '…one of the biggest barriers experienced by people with disabilities in the workplace is the stereotypical attitudes that employers and colleagues hold about employing a person with a disability, resulting in discrimination and underrepresentation.' But also notes that 'The research instead shows that, when compared to employees without disabilities, employees with disabilities have higher retention rates, better work attendance rates, equivalent productivity levels and better workplace safety records.' Becoming Inclusion Ready p 21 & 22, See also Fact sheet 7: Information for employers.