Business Life: Article published June 2016
Business News: Why Small Business Should be Thinking About Diversity
Do you find it difficult to recruit and retain staff?
Would you like access to specialist advice to maximise diversity (in thinking, experience and ways of working) in your workplace?
Too many businesses are time poor, doing more with less at the cost of quality work.
To make it easier, we have designed a service with small business in mind, with free one to one practical support to build your ‘disability confidence’ and increase your reputation as an industry leader and employer of choice. Ready to take the next step? Register your interest!
What are the benefits of a diverse workforce?
A diverse workforce helps your business to stand out from the crowd and can bring new perspectives, innovation, and experience that your business might not have previously tapped into. Read more about the benefits of a diverse workforce.
With the full implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) around the corner, we want to help you become confident, welcoming and accessible as both a business and employer.
Our services include a personalised, tailored business review, one to one work to build your capability as a business champion and support to identify the steps – as big or small as you’re comfortable with – to remove barriers that are holding back your business. We recognise that most small businesses are time poor so our service is designed to be flexible and accommodating to your needs.
Interested? Our completely free, no obligation service is capped to just 50 businesses during the next year – what are you waiting for?
The Diversity Field Officer Service is supported by:
- Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO)
- in collaboration with Deakin University and Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine
- Victorian Government
- Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
- Worksafe Victoria
- Give Where You Live Foundation
- Percy Baxter Trust
In Kind Support
The Diversity Field Officer Service receives in-kind support from over 15 organisations including
- Geelong Chamber of Commerce
- G21 Geelong Region Alliance
- Committee for Geelong
- Disability Employment Australia
- Geelong Local Learning and Employment Network (GRLLEN)
- Ticket to Work
- National Disability Coordination Officer
- Disability employment service providers, NDIS providers and organisations working with people with disability.