Toolkit for Employing Disabled People

Created: June 27, 2024 at 10:54 AM | Updated: June 27, 2024 | By NZ Navigator Trust

Drive Change and Hire Disabled New Zealanders

Employers are key to increasing job opportunities for disabled people. Hiring disabled New Zealanders shows that businesses understand and care about the needs of all citizens.

Understanding and Meeting Client Needs

Disabled customers, their families, and friends want services that meet their needs. Customers prefer to interact with staff who understand their situations. A diverse workforce helps ensure services meet a wide range of needs.

Your Guide to an Inclusive Workplace: The Toolkit

Who is This Toolkit For?

  • Employers.
  • Leaders.
  • Managers.

What Does the Toolkit Address?

Created by the Ministry of Social Development, this toolkit helps create an inclusive and welcoming workplace for disabled people. It addresses common reasons why employers might hesitate to hire disabled New Zealanders, such as:

  • Misconceptions: Incorrect beliefs about the cost and difficulty of hiring disabled people.
  • Health and Safety Concerns: Unfounded worries that can be managed with proper planning.

Why Should Employers Take Action?

Employers need to lead the way in increasing employment for disabled people. Doing so will improve the lives of disabled individuals and their families and bring real benefits to your organisation.

Download the Toolkit

Download: Lead Toolkit for Employing Disabled People