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Benefits

Reliable

People with disability take fewer days off, take less sick leave and stay in jobs longer than other workers.

Productive

Once in the right job, people with disability perform as well as other employees.

Affordable

Recruitment costs are lower.

Safe

Australian (Deakin University 2002) and overseas studies have found that workers with disability are no more likely to be injured at work than other employees.

Good for business

People with disability build strong connections with customers. They boost staff morale and loyalty by helping to create a diverse workforce. Teamwork is enhanced. Real cost savings are realised through less turnover, recruitment and retraining costs. Hiring people with disability adds to the organisation’s overall diversity. It builds the company’s image among its staff, community and customers.

Attraction

Attracting and retaining the best person for the job.

Diversity

Increasing the diversity of the workplace.

Productivity

Improving workplace productivity.

Promotion

Promoting a workplace culture that is accessible and inclusive of employees with disability.

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