Employment service providers
Increasingly employers are depending on the advice and strategies of employment service providers to develop better a workforce.
Human resource professionals and personnel agencies can ensure their employer has a competitive advantage by building a workforce that will give them an edge over their competitors and at the same time demonstrate to the market that they are a community-minded equal opportunity employer.
People with a disability are an under-utilised pool of job seekers. The services offered by specialist employment services - such as pre-screening, support, advice on subsidies and, if necessary, on the job training - are largely under-used by employers undertaking recruitment.
It is true that in some cases adjustments need to be made to ensure that a candidate with a disability is given an equal opportunity. For example, people with hearing impairments find that interview activities often place them at a disadvantage. However, once on the job their disability may not affect their work.
The aim of this training program is to make employers more aware of issues relating to the recruitment and employment of people with a disability and the opportunities that may arise.