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Intermediary Toolkit

Welcome

Welcome to the Intermediary Toolkit – a package of resources to help organisations that work with and support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to promote the benefits of inclusive and open employment. 

About this toolkit

Thank you for helping to bring employers and employees of all abilities together. 

Small business and family enterprise in Australia account for almost 98% of businesses and small businesses employ 44% of Australia’s workforce1.

We know from research with small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that there’s a general desire among SMEs to employ people with disability, and when businesses do hire people with disability, experiences tend to be good. However, people with disability still experience unemployment at a much higher rate than other Australians. 

We also know SMEs are time-poor and owners can wear many hats. While Government support and financial incentives are available to help SMEs employ a person with disability, many employers don’t know about the benefits and supports. 

Intermediary organisations, such as industry and professional associations, business accountants, Chambers of Commerce and local community Facebook pages, are seen as trusted sources of information for SMEs.

Promoting the supports available to SMEs through JobAccess will help save employers time and money running job ads, and your efforts will result in good outcomes for business and communities. 

What you can do

This toolkit provides resources that you, as an intermediary organisation, can use in your newsletters, website, social media and other communications with SMEs to promote the supports available to businesses to employ people with disability.

You can help promote these benefits and supports to SMEs by:

  • Adding content to your website.
  • Sharing posts and infographics on your social media.
  • Distributing the fact sheet, case studies and the JobAccess links amongst your SME networks.
  • Holding an event for SMEs about the benefits of open and inclusive employment.
  • Linking SMEs with JobAccess and the resources it provides whenever you can.

Download the complete Intermediary Toolkit or download individual resources below.

To download individual files:

  • Right-click (control-click) on the image or title.
  • Choose "Save Link As"
  • Choose the folder location on your computer to save the file.

Infographics

Open up to new talent: 1 in 5 Australians live with disability. Add value to your team: Hire a person who wants to share their abilities with others. Increase Productivity: A more diverse and inclusive workplace means happier staff. Your community is your customer: 4.4 million people live with disability. This is a big customer base.

Inclusive employment has big business benefits

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Open up to new talent: 1 in 5 Australians live with disability.

Add value to your team: Hire a person who wants to share their abilities with others.

Increase Productivity: A more diverse and inclusive workplace means happier staff.

Your community is your customer: 4.4 million people live with disability. This is a big customer base.


Easy access to support and incentives to grow your team

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Hiring a new team member? Consider using JobAccess.

Access immediate and ongoing support through:

  • Work Assist
  • Work based personal assistance
  • Employment Assistance Fund
  • Wage subsidies
  • Supported wage system

It's easy to find out what incentives and supports are available.

With one click see what help is available.

In one phone call

With a small mention

Make your next job advertisement inclusive.


Web Banner

Web Banner

This web banner has been designed as an online digital ad.

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Want to expand your team?

It's easier than you think.


Key Messages for Intermediaries

View the Key Messages for Intermediaries


Key Messages for DES Providers

View the Key Messages for DES Providers


Social Media - Facebook / Instagram Posts

In one phone call

Your business, your clients and your community all benefit when you hire a person with disability. See how easy it is to find the right person for the job. Talk to a JobAccess adviser free of charge:

1800 464 800

www.jobaccess.gov.au/employers

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In one phone call

Get help to find the right person for the job

1800 464 800


Increase productivity 

Diversity makes good business sense.

Businesses with diverse teams report higher profits and happier employees. You too can expand your customer base and improve your bottom line with inclusive hiring.

www.jobaccess.gov.au/node/77726

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Increase Productivity

A more diverse and inclusive workplace means happier staff.


Open up to new talent 

It’s easier than you think to be an inclusive employer. In fact, you’ll be supported and rewarded. If you need another team member, there is a big talent pool of people with different abilities who are job-ready. And there is immediate government support to help you hire.

Want to know more?

www.jobaccess.gov.au/employers/ benefits-employing-people-with-disability

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Open up to new talent: 1 in 5 Australians live with disability.

You could be accessing a huge talent pool.


Employer Toolkit

Customers are attracted to SME businesses who have diverse and inclusive teams. It’s easy to be one of those businesses with the help of the Employer Toolkit.

www.jobaccess.gov.au/employers/employer-toolkit

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Employer Toolkit


Access a huge talent pool

Access a huge talent pool animation

The different perspectives of a diverse team make your business more profitable. There are tools to help you hire the right person to grow your business and build your ideas factory at the JobAccess website.

www.jobaccess.gov.au/employers/employer-toolkit

View the animation

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They can help you access a huge talent pool of emplyees who are actively looking for work...


You'll add value

You’ll add value animation

It’s proven that people with disability are responsible and productive employees across industries. A talented pool of candidates awaits. Contact your local Disability Employment Services provider.

www.jobaccess.gov.au/employers/disability-employment-services-providers

View the animation

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...you'll add value to your team and your business.


Success

Are you a local business with 5 to 200 employees? That makes you a small to medium-sized business. And it means you can take advantage of support and incentives to hire a diverse team of employees. The JobAccess website has a toolkit and info to get you started.

www.jobaccess.gov.au/employers/employer-toolkit

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Small to medium sized business

Plus Toolkit and incentives

Equals success!


We are an inclusive employer 

[INSERT] has a diverse and inclusive team. They said it’s made their small business stronger and more relevant in the community.

Draw on a skilled and talented pool of employees who have new ideas and the right skills for your business. You will receive ongoing support to do so through JobAccess.

To find out more, check out this toolkit designed to help you hire and retain staff living with disability. How does having a diverse team benefit your business?

www.jobaccess.gov.au/employers/employer-toolkit

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We are an inclusive employer


Looking for staff 

Having a team with different abilities is smart for business.

Join other small to medium-sized businesses who are benefiting from workplace diversity with the help of JobAccess. You might also like to know about the available support and financial incentives on offer for your business.

www.jobaccess.gov.au/employers/available-support

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Looking for Staff


Social Media - LinkedIn Posts

Rewards for being an inclusive employer

Are you an inclusive employer? Small and medium businesses that hire diverse teams are stronger and often report higher earnings.

If you are an inclusive employer, you already know all this. But did you know you can access tailored information and support as a small to medium business to employ people with disability? New tools are now available.

www.jobaccess.gov.au/employers/employer-toolkit

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Your community is your customer

4.4 million people live with disability.

This is a big customer base


Employ the right person for the job: Employ Their Ability

Looking for a new team member? If you consider a person with disability, you’re opening up your search to a talent pool of people who are job-ready, have excellent skills and fresh perspectives. 1 in 5 Australians live with disability. That is a lot of people with a huge range of skills. It’s a lack of exposure and understanding that can cause people with disability to be overlooked by employers.

Take the step now to make your next recruitment inclusive. Access the range of incentives and support to hire a person with disability. There is help for your business from the very start, and continuing throughout employment. You’ll be surprised at how simple it is to employ the right person. A diverse team is a stronger team.

www.jobaccess.gov.au/employers/employer-toolkit

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Open up to new talent.

Over 110,000 people with a disability are actively looking for work.

Access a huge talent pool.


Support to help you hire a new employee

As a small to medium-sized business, it can be difficult to attract and retain staff. You’re probably already wearing a lot of hats, so being the HR Department on top of that is not easy. Take advantage of financial incentives and other support to access the huge talent pool of people with disability who want to work. Get personal help through the Australian Government’s JobAccess and Disability Employment Services.

You will end up with a job-ready employee who has the right attitude to help your business thrive. Your business will be better off for it.

Sound good? Find out more about the financial support available.

www.jobaccess.gov.au/employers/subsidised-wages-people-with-disability

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Take advantage of financial incentives and other support to access the huge talent pool of people with disability who want to work.


Case Studies

Aquaforce, Innisfail, QLD

Hiring a person with disability was the right choice for a Far North Queensland cleaning business.

Read about their experience


Brouhaha Brewery, QLD

Owning a brewery is a dream come true for Matt Jancauskas.

Read about their experience


Links to JobAccess Resources


1 - Small Business Counts – Small business in the Australian economy – July 2019 (Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman)

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