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If increasing diversity of thought and representing the diversity of Aotearoa New Zealand is part of your organisational planning - this is the place for you.

There are so many advantages to making your workplace more accessible, whether that's increased profitability and for improving the environment for existing staff. 

For example, take a look at this report from Deloitte on the benefits of Neuroinclusive employment. 

Deloitte - Building the neuroinclusive workplace (external link)

There are plenty of resources available to support employers increase inclusion in their workforce. 

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)

Be Lab business accessibility and inclusion services

This Auckland-based team offer programmes to enhance a leadership teams accessibility strategy and confidence. They run on-site accessibility reviews, support universal design planning and run digital assessments of online platforms. They support employers to find diverse talent and make workplaces accessible. 

Take a look at Be Lab (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 Thursday, 16 May 2024

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