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By creating conversation around common misconceptions about disability in the workplace, we can help create greater opportunities our communities.

While the majority of employers indicate openness to hiring people with disabilities, only around a third of businesses show commitment to doing it.

Employers often think there is more effort involved to hire, train and manage an employee with disability.  They may feel people with disabilities are less productive and can become more costly to employ.  The truth is, disabilities are broad and diverse, from physical, mental, intellectual, health management and beyond, each with their own unique skills and abilities.

Statistics show that people with disabilities generally take fewer days off, take less sick leave and stay in jobs longer than other workers.  For your business, this means lower recruitment and training costs, and increased staff retention.  There is also a wide range of free Government services and programs available to employers of people with disabilities.  Services span from advice to recruitment support, financial assistance and more.

In a great workplace, there are no limits to what your employee can achieve. Register as an employer with Sureway today!

Scott Reardon
Australian Paralympian and Sureway Ambassador

Creating conversation about disability in the workplace

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Sureway are a provider of the Australian Government’s Disability Employment Services (DES) programs. We connect and support job seekers with disability with employers every day to change lives and build stronger communities.

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Diversity in the workplace is the practice of including people from a range of different backgrounds and abilities in your workforce. It also involves removing barriers for individuals from diverse backgrounds to uptake opportunities with you, whether that be through hiring processes, workplace access or other means.

If you would like to:

  • Know more about the benefits of employing a diverse workforce
  • Understand some of the simple ways you can make your workplace more inclusive
  • Access a list of assistances available to your business today
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Misconception 1: People with disability take more effort to hire, train and manage

Misconception 2: People with disabilities will be less productive

Misconception 3: Hiring a person with disability is more costly

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