Employment and Recruitment Service
Disability Employment Service
AXIS Employment has a proven formula for successfully meeting the recruitment and employment needs of Employers. Our Disability Employment Service focuses on the abilities of Job Seekers, their training and up-skilling potential and employment readiness. AXIS Employment helps Employers gain access to generous Government funded financial support and incentives including workplace modifications and technology and disability awareness training.
People with disability or diagnosed illness can bring a range of talents, skills and abilities to the work place. There are many people with disability or health barriers who hold senior managerial positions or who are tertiary or trade qualified. In all areas of the workforce people with disability can be successful, including traineeships and apprenticeships. People with disability are employed across many different occupations:
- 37 per cent of employees with disability are administrators, professionals and managers
- 33 per cent of employees with disability are from occupations such as transport workers, tradespeople and production workers.
- 30 per cent of with a disability are from service, sales and clerical workers*
It makes good business sense to employ someone with disability or a health barrier. People with a disability can often take less sick leave and have lower absenteeism than other employees. An Australian Government review of research found that workers with disability are no more likely to be injured at work than other employees. *
The principles of employment are the same for people with disability as those for people without disability. The important factor is whether the person has the skills and ability to do the job. However, employing someone with disability can benefit employers by:
- Building Staff morale and teamwork
- Increasing customer service and loyalty
- Attracting and building a strong workforce
- Being a good corporate citizen
For more information about our Recruitment Service contact us via email or phone (03) 5381 1622 or Free Call 1800 811 622. Check out our Contact Us Page for more contact details.
*References: Australian Bureau of Statistics 2003, Disability, Ageing and Carers: Summary of Findings, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra; Graffam, J, Shinkfield, A, Smith, K, and Polzin, U 2002, ‘Employer benefits and costs of employing a person with a disability’, Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, vol. 17, pp. 251-263.