High Growth Jobs, Talented Candidates (HGJTC)
High Growth Jobs, Talented Candidates (HGJTC) was an innovative project delivered by the Australian Network on Disability (AND) in partnership with Social Ventures Australia (SVA). It was pioneered and funded by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services.
HGJTC used a demand-led brokerage model that incorporated the needs of both the employer and jobseeker. It started with the employer to build their confidence and capability to employ people with disability and worked backwards to prepare and match jobseekers to identified jobs.
Employers that supported the program included Accor Hotels, Australian Unity, Compass Group, Fujitsu, IAG, Infosys, Life Without Barriers and Uniting.
A partnership with five Disability Employment Service (DES) providers, including Aspect Capable, OCTEC, MAX Employment, the ORS Group and Vision Australia, helped prepare and support candidates into employment.
How it worked
- Engage: AND worked with employers to understand their business and identify suitable roles and locations. DES providers were engaged to source candidates.
- Equip: We equipped employers with the skills to become disability confident. We conducted expert reviews of their recruitment practices and helped them develop workplace adjustment policies and procedures. We provided disability confidence training to HR and recruitment teams, as well as site managers and supervisors.
- Deliver: To deliver job-ready candidates, we worked closely with the employers to understand the essential requirements of the roles. Candidates were upskilled through an intensive pre-employment program that included an employer site visit and information session.
- Review: The strategy was reviewed with employers and service providers on an ongoing basis to ensure the right people were placed and supported in the right roles.
Read about some of the successes of HGJTC:
- Minister celebrates milestone as first candidates start work
- Capacity building of employers is needed to grow disability employment
- Ben's café role gives confidence a good lift
- Scott breaks down barriers in new role
To find out more about HGJTC or discuss other project opportunities, please contact us.