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People with disability can bring a range of skills, talents, qualifications and abilities to your business, yet for many they also represent part of an untapped workforce.

For businesses, there are a number of real benefits to hiring people with disability. They are reliable, in that they take fewer days off, take less sick leave and have a higher retention rate than other workers. Employees with disability are also productive—in the right job, they perform equally as well as other employees.

So what can you do to make sure you are attracting people with disability when you advertise a job, and what are some of the things you need to think about when hiring?

Summary of article:

– Focus on what you want to achieve, not how.

– Make your informaiton accessible.

-Think ahead of the interview.

-Remember that not everyone will disclose disability.

– Encourage a flexible workplace.

– Make adjustments to the workplace, if you need to.

– Make the most of free services and financial assistance.

– Keep an open mind.