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Disabled people are less likely to be employed than the general population or other minorities. Employment for disabled people is often limited by opportunity and employers attitudes rather than disability.

Although one in five working age people in New Zealand have some form of disability, most have little or no barrier to working in some kind of paid employment given the right support. Many highly capable New Zealanders could be part of the workforce if barriers to their employment were removed. 74% of disabled people want to work. This website will help remove barriers.

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Disabled Employment, hiring disabled people, helping people with disabilities to become self- employed, advise on hiring staff with disability in employment, Disabled home office work, all options should be open.

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E-recruitment (online recruitment) is increasingly used. It’s fast, convenient, cost effective and simplifies the process giving jobseekers to access a wider pool of jobs.

Tips on making recruitment websites accessible:

  • Test websites, as well as job boards for accessibility.
  • Create job alerts or job talent pools for unsuccessful candidates.
  • Images and non-text items should have text labels. People with vision impairment can use the site using screen reading software.
  • Have flexible automated scanning.
  • When users submit online applications make sure that sorting software such as spell checkers don’t discriminate.
  • Career pages should be inclusive and show a commitment to employing disabled people. For example: “We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workforce".

    Recruitment agencies

    If an employer uses a recruitment agency, it’s their responsibility to make sure that the agency doesn’t discriminate against disabled people. Some of the things to check with the recruitment agency are:

    • What disability awareness training have staff done?
    • What are the agency’s disability and diversity policies? Are they aware of your policies?
    • What accessible means and media have been used for advertising?
    • Do they understand and practice ‘reasonable accommodation’? How accessible are their premises?
    • Will the agency interview a disabled candidate who meets the minimum requirements?
    • Does the agency know how to access any appropriate supports for an effective interview and on-going processes?