Developing your staff in their current roles

Improving the job skills of existing employees has some obvious business advantages. It reduces recruitment costs and contributes to staff retention, job satisfaction and productivity.

People with disability are proven to be loyal employees. They are often also eager to learn new skills. These may include technical or job-specific skills, such as using particular computer software or operating certain machinery. You may also identify general skills that apply in any workplace. These skills could include communication, teamwork, leadership, or time management.

Setting a plan to develop skills

Create a plan for skills development with your employee. Make sure the plan is realistic and specific. Set dates to reach particular goals. Your employee may be able to build skills through ‘on the job’ training and general help from co-workers. In other cases, training courses may be a better option.

To find out more, visit our page titled Developing a disability employment support plan.

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