Supported employment only works because it makes good business sense.
Here are some of the reasons supported employment is good for you, as an employer.
People with disabilities often have to overcome significant barriers to get and keep a job. Supported employment supports highly motivated and dedicated people who want the opportunity to compete for and work in the open labour force.
A supported employment professional will support the employer throughout the recruitment, induction and training process and on an ongoing basis for as long as needed. The supported employment professional is just as committed as the new employee and the employer to making sure the job is a success.
There are grants and incentives available to support employers to employ people with disabilities. Your local supported employment agency can help you to access the grants and incentives which may apply. Learn more about grants and incentives.
Repeated studies have shown inclusion in the workforce is good for business. It promotes innovation and productivity and even boosts sales and business performance.
Customers prefer businesses who are seen to represent and contribute to the community in which they operate. Supported employment is a good step towards developing good socially responsible policies in your business.
The services of your local supported employment agency are free. Supported employment agencies provide recruitment support tailored to the individual needs of each employer.
Increasing inclusiveness at work has been shown to boost staff morale, therefore reducing staff turnover.
Should an employee acquire a disability, your local supported employment agency can help you to retain your employee, reducing staff turnover, loss of experience and talent from your workforce, and reducing recruitment and training costs.