Embracing disability and diversity in the workplace

Whether employing a very small selection of workers or hundreds of staff in workplace, equal opportunity should be apparent. Everyone working in an office, warehouse, or even on the shop floor should have equal rights.

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Disability in workplace

Each and every candidate should be given the opportunity to fulfil the job role regardless of a disability or impediment. But unfortunately, this is not what universally is happening in Australian workplaces or even in most countries around the globe.

As a business owner, you should aim to showcase diversity and equality in your workplace. You should make your employees, or event applicants feel that they get fair treatment to carry out their job without issue. It may come as a surprise, but not every business is free of discrimination and usually, the employment of disabled candidates can be seriously overlooked.

Here in Australia, about 4 million people have some form of disability; many of which want to land a job. However, it is no secret that there is an obvious gap between the proportion of fully abled employees and those whom are disabled within one workplace.

The cost of hiring a disabled employee does not have to be that expensive. However, several reasonable alterations may have to be made for disabled employees to go about their tasks without struggle. For example, not all workplaces have adapting equipment for those with physical impediments. For those with physiological disabilities; presenting information in other formats and allowing extra time for tasks may be important.

If your business welcomes disability and diversity in your workplace, you are not only doing the right thing, but you also welcome several advantages. Encouraging applications from disabled candidates will not only portray a good image for a business but it also reflects wide customer base, boost productivity and creativity levels, etc.

Do you want to know how to embrace disability and diversity in your workplace? Read this: https://www.watoday.com.au/business/workplace/embracing-disability-and-diversity-in-the-workplace-20190417-p51ez7.html

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