I am always a bit hesitant about quoting disability related ‘facts’*.
Stuff like, “people that have a disability are loyal and courageous” always makes me cringe and wonder whether there’s not been some confusion and we are instead talking about Alsatians.
However, there are some facts that are both genuine and important – particularly if you are considering hiring a person who has a disability (good idea – go for it!).
20% of all Australians will experience disability.
88% of disabilities are invisible
And now a couple specifically for employers:
Employees with a disability average 16% of the recorded OH&S incidents in which people without a disability were involved.
Staff retention rates are 72% higher among people that have a disability
And here’s the tipping fact:
The average recruitment cost of an employee with a disability was 13% of the average cost of an employee without a disability!
So who will your business call?
NOVA Employment is a free service with hundreds of testimonials to the skill and ability of the job seekers we represent.
Save time, Save Money – talk to us today.
* All of these facts are taken from Job Access: www.jobaccess.gov.au
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