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Why hire with Forrest Personnel: Information for Employers

Whether you own a small business or manage a government department, finding new ways to add value to your organisation is crucial.

Actively building a diverse workforce that welcomes and includes people of all abilities is one way to do this. It promotes teamwork and innovation which leads to improved productivity and performance.

If you’re a business, it can connect you to new customers and open up new markets. If you’re a government or not-for-profit organisation, it means you can better reflect the communities in which you work.

Building businesses, changing communities

Forrest Personnel helps local job seekers with an injury, illness or disability to find and keep meaningful employment. We know when one of our job seekers is given the chance to be part of the workforce, everyone’s world becomes richer. It means stronger businesses and thriving communities.

Read more on the business case for building a diverse workforce.

Right person, right job

When the right person is in the right job, everyone benefits – which is why job matching is at the heart of what we do. When an employer approaches us with a new position, we do our due diligence.

We work with employers to identify which skills are required, then use this information to match the position to the right job seeker. We ensure they have the right skills and experience for the position, and we also conduct a workplace assessment to make sure our job seeker will be comfortable in the work environment they will be heading into.

Once we find you the right person for the job, we provide ongoing support to both of you for as long as is required. This support is tailored to each of our job seekers – it can include assisting in the training process, helping them develop their workplace skills or even driving them to work.

Whatever is needed, we will be there.

Financial support

Hiring one of our job seekers will not cost your organisation. In fact, you may be eligible for one of the government subsidies available to employers who do hire a person with an injury, illness or disability.

Staff retention

We don’t just help our job seekers – we know that injuries, illnesses and disabilities can affect anyone at any time. If one of your existing employees acquires an injury, illness or disability that puts their job at risk, we can help both of you to make workplace adjustments that will allow them to hold on to their job and allow you to retain a valued staff member.

Read more on Work Assist.

Zero costs

Forrest Personnel is a Disability Employment Services Provider, which means our services are free for employers, as part of the Australian Government’s Disability Employment Services scheme.

This means there are zero costs for employers. We don’t charge for finding candidates, nor for the ongoing support we offer once they are employed.

Want to work with us?

We would love to hear from you. We operate in 16 locations across WA – please call the office nearest to you or alternatively you can fill out the form below and one of our employment consultants will be in touch.


Employers Discuss Hiring People with Disabilities

Forrest Personnel introduces supportive employers who are hiring people with disabilities, health conditions or injuries and finding that diversity and inclusion is good for business.

Recruiting people with disabilities is easy with Forrest Personnel

Employers discuss how easy it is to recruit new staff when using a Disability Employment Service such as Forrest Personnel. The headache is taken out of the recruitment process as they find the right candidate for the right position with the appropriate skill set.

On the Job Support When Hiring People with Disabilities

Forrest Personnel’s supportive employers discuss the benefits of the on the job support provided by our Employment Consultants for people with disabilities, health conditions, or injuries when starting or returning to work.

Employing People with Disabilities is Good for Business

Employers say that hiring people with disabilities is good for business. They are more reliable, always punctual, enthusiastic about their job and rarely have sick days. People with disabilities make the workplace more interesting and add diversity which is good for business.

Employers Recommend Forrest Personnel for Finding New Staff

Employers committed to hiring people with disabilities or health conditions have found the support from Forrest Personnel invaluable. Forrest Personnel takes the headache out of the recruitment process. They are a great support to businesses as they provide the right people for the job, as well as training and support for the new team member once they start work.