Employers Guide to Partnering with Disability Employment Services

Several member organisations of the Australian Network on Disability (AND) have identified gaps that exist in the understanding between employers and Disability Employment Services. In response to this, AND have developed the Employers Guide to Partnering with Disability Employment Services.

Disability Employment Services are independent organisations contracted by the Government to help employers to attract, recruit and retain candidates with disability. Partnering with a Disability Employment Service provider is of mutual benefit to both the employer and the jobseeker. The employer benefits by gaining access to the entire talent pool, which can assist them in finding the best possible candidate for the job. This in turn makes it easier for candidates with disability to find and keep meaningful jobs.

This guide aims to help Australian businesses to better understand and partner with Disability Employment Services so they can recruit from the entire talent pool. The guide also aims to create a shared understanding between Disability Employment Services and employers, helping them to work effectively together to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

The Employers Guide to Partnering with Disability Employment Services includes case studies and success stories from businesses who have successfully recruited through Disability Employment Services. These case studies are accompanied by short film clips featuring four different businesses, each sharing their unique stories.

Download the Employer's Guide to Partnering with Disability Employment Services PDF

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Case study videos can be viewed below:

This video accompanies the Case Study - Claudia's Cafe 
(page 7-8 of the Guide)

This video accompanies the Case Study -McDonald's 
(page 12-13 of the Guide)

This video accompanies the Case Study - Dept Justice and Attorney General NSW (page 15-16 of the Guide)

This video accompanies the Case Study - SD Smash Repairs 
(page 17-18 of the Guide)