Become more inclusive at your workplace 

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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Building inclusion through employment

Employment Resources

CSIA has brought together a list of great resources you need to employ people with disability today.

  • Employ for Ability works with organisations looking to employ people with neurodiversity and autism.
  • The JobAccess Employer Toolkit is a great starting point for your journey employing people with disability. It has information on legislative requirements and financial help available for workplace adjustments.
  • Australian Network on Disability has a Jobseeker Toolkit including everything from interview preparation tips to advice on disability disclosure in the workplace.
  • Employable Me is a series on ABCTV that follows people with neuro diverse conditions as they search for meaningful employment. 
  • The Diversity Council’s resources on creating inclusive workplaces Words At Work is great for workplace culture change and showcases inclusion as excellence.
  • Access and Inclusion is Good for Business is a short video from Australian Network on Disability outlining the benefits of employing people with disability.
  • The Australian Network on Disability has a range of helpful factsheets on inclusion and access.

 

Watch Allycia and John's story of the positive impact of her
employment at Jam Factory Productions.

Employment Fact sheets

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.

EVERYONE CAN HAVE A REAL JOB JOB RAISING EXPECTATIONS

TIPS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS GETTING PREPARED FOR YOUR FIRST JOB

HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST JOB SUPPORT FOR YOUR FIRST JOB

INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS FURTHER INFORMATION AND RESOURCES