Throughout your life, you have always aspired to give everyone a fair chance and now that you are an employer, it is imperative that you offer opportunities to all kinds of people including those with disabilities. There are about 1 billion people across the globe who have to deal with some kind of disability every single day and so the likelihood of you receiving an application for an advertised position from and is able person is quite high. You also need to remember that your customers will judge you by your actions and so if you take the time to actively hire people with disabilities then you will be rewarded with their repeat business and it is also the right thing to do.
Every business wants to recruit the best person for the job and in some cases this person might be disabled but they can still carry out the tasks that you will be hiring them to do. They get a lot of assistance at home from their NDIS registered providers and so it is your job to provide them with the assistance that they need at the office. The following are just some of the things that you as an employer can put into place to provide better support for your disabled employees.
- Make your recruitment process easier – When employers advertise job positions, they completely forget that people with disabilities might want to apply for this job as well. Many employers inadvertently discriminate against people with disabilities because they put things in the job description that are preferred rather than essential. These little things put people with disabilities off from applying for the job in the first place.
- Make changes to the workplace – Many workplaces do not have mobility ramps into the building and so this puts a barrier in front of someone with a disability right from the get go. Installing a stair lift if it is a two-storey property is one way to let people know with disabilities that you welcome their application for a job in your company.
- Pay everyone equally – Some employers are tempted to offer a much lower salary to those with disabilities because they feel that they won’t be able to perform their jobs as well as able-bodied employees. This is not true and if you are hiring a computer programmer for example with a disability then they can put in a hard day’s work just as much is the next person.
These are just three things that you can do as an employer to make your business more inviting to applications from people with disabilities and there are numerous more. You need to create great experiences for everyone who comes to work for you.