If you are one of many businesses struggling to find staff, it's time to think outside the box and consider a 'new' untapped talent pool.
In New Zealand, the unemployment rate for disabled people aged 15 years and over is more than double that of non-disabled people. Of those unemployed, many are highly qualified, ambitious, keen, and loyal – just waiting for an opportunity.
Businesses often don’t consider employing disabled people due to the perception that it will cost too much to accommodate a disabled person’s needs, or that having a disability will negatively impact fulfilling role requirements. On top of these, many businesses worry about managing excess health and safety concerns.
Kerry, our Social Impact and Communications Lead dispels some of the common misconceptions about employing disabled people.
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