Diversify and Meet Your Workforce Needs: Health Care and Social Assistance Industry

The Health Care and Social Assistance Industry is one of Australia’s growth industries known to have significant labour shortages which are expected to intensify in the coming years.

According to the authors of a National Skills Commission report released in October 2022, Australia will have an expected shortfall of more than 100,000 workers across the aged, disability and mental health care sectors within five years. This gap is predicted to more than double by 2050.

Global Skills is encouraging Health Care and Social Assistance employers to consider hiring people with disability. As an employer in this industry, you potentially have the most to gain by ensuring your workplace is inclusive and accessible.

Leading research reports people with disability are reliable, take less sick leave days, strengthen business diversity and, particular to this industry, may enhance your client/patient experience due to their lived experience of disability.

Seeing people with disability working in Health Care and Social Assistance roles helps create a disability confident workplace and business environment.

Research suggests that 2.1 million people with disability are of working age and less than half are currently employed.

Global Skills Disability Employment Services (DES) can help your business; tap into this large and diverse talent pool, create pathways to open up jobs and diversify your workforce.

We offer a free, professional, positive and efficient recruitment service to help businesses hire people with disabilities. We can support you through the entire recruitment journey including providing ongoing support in the workplace for as long as it is required.

As an employer in an industry which serves people with disability, this is your opportunity to show leadership. You can share the positives of your experience with other employers who may be encouraged to also hire people with disability.

For more information on the benefits of hiring people with disability and the services we offer, go to https://www.globalskills.com.au/diversify-and-meet-your-workforce-needs