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Become a Disability Confident employer

If you'd like to employ disabled people but you need more information about how to go about it, the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) Disability Confident campaign is a good place to start.

Download Disability Confident brochures and posters for more information about:

  • the benefits of employing disabled people
  • cost-free services and support available to Disability Confident employers.

Find out more about the Disability Confident campaign (external link)

Toolkit – 5-step plan for becoming an inclusive workplace

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has published a toolkit with a 5-step plan for leadership teams on how to become an inclusive and welcoming environment for disabled people.

Download the Lead Toolkit from the MSD website (external link)

Disability responsiveness training

Disability Responsiveness NZ offers a 2-hour workshop for anyone working with disabled people. The workshops look at impairments and disability and how to create an inclusive space.

Find out about Disability Responsiveness workshops for your workplace (external link)

Work and Income recruitment support

Work and Income offers free recruitment support for employers. If you are recruiting a person with a disability or health condition you may also be able to access other funding, eg, for workplace modifications.

Learn more about how Work and Income can help with recruitment (external link)

Workbridge services for employers

Workbridge provides free support to employers using their recruitment service. This includes advice and information, access to funding for disability-related costs where eligible, and workplace support.

Find out how Workbridge can help solve your recruitment needs (external link)

Helping an employee get back to work after an injury

If you have an employee who has been off work due to injury, ACC can work with you to help get them back to work.

Learn how ACC can help get your employees back to work (external link)

Last updated on Tuesday, 16 August 2022

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