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Why Employ with Forrest?

Why employ through Forrest Personnel?

We offer free recruitment services and have a pool of work ready candidates. Our aim is to find sustainable employment for our job seekers. We know and understand that you need the right person with the right skills to fill your vacancies and our excellent job matching capabilities will ensure that the person you hire stays with you for the long term. Once we have helped you find the best person for the job, we can also provide on the job support if required.

Specialist recruitment agency – Forrest Personnel is a not for profit organisation specialising in helping people with disabilities, health conditions or injuries, prepare for and find sustainable employment.

On the job support – once we find you the right employee for your job, we can then support and train the employee in the workplace until they are up to speed with the job role.

Our funding is performance based – we are funded by the Department of Social Services on a fee for service basis. This means if we don’t make a suitable and lasting job match between our client and your job, we don’t get paid.

Work Assist – a free program, funded by the Australian Government, for employers and staff who are at risk of losing a job for reasons not covered by worker’s compensation.  Read more about Work Assist.

Govt. Funded Wage Subsidies – your business may be eligible to receive government-funded wage subsidies for ongoing roles.  Finding and training a new employee requires substantial commitment of time and resources. The Wage Subsidy Scheme recognises this by providing government-funded incentives and assistance to employers.



Benefits – a business case for employing people with a disability

It is interesting to note that 1 in 5 Australians have some type of disability (ABS 2011) and productivity is equal or greater than other workers in the vast majority of cases.

In addition:
  • There are fewer occupational health and safety incidents
  • Technology has removed many barriers previously encountered
  • There is no difference in performance levels
  • Fewer scheduled absences
  • Return on investment via excellent retention rates
  • Becoming an Employer of Choice provides access to a broad talent pool
  • Innovation and risk management via a diversity of perspectives and ideas
  • Improved reputation and brand via enhanced organisational image
  • Strengthened staff morale and productivity through a more committed and diverse workplace
  • Understanding the needs of people with disability is critical in retaining those who are customers and can lead to improved service, product development and expanded consumer base
  • Fewer customer complaints and grievances around accessibility issues
  • Better response to talent and labour shortages
  • Alignment with values and corporate social responsibilities

Lodging your employment vacancy

If you would like help filling a vacancy, please contact your nearest office (THIS IS A FREE SERVICE)

WorkABILITY Connect

Our WorkABILITY Connect Platform has been designed to educate organisations and staff about how to make your workplace more Diversity Aware and Disability Confident. There are 3 courses available, accompanied by resources that can assist your organisation.

If you would like a consultant to contact you, please fill out the form below.

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.