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Employer services

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We spend time getting to know your business, understanding your staffing needs and supporting you with workers from diverse backgrounds who are often highly skilled and experienced.

Our knowledgeable and dedicated staff assist employers in Melbourne, Sydney, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory, under the Australian Government’s jobactive and Disability Employment Services (DES) initiatives.

Call WISE Employment on 1800 685 105.

Lodge a job vacancy with WISE. 
All our recruitment services are free to your business.

Free recruitment services

We are different from other employment service providers because we don't just put people into jobs and move on to the next job vacancy. We want you and your new employees to feel satisfied so you can spend more time running your business and less time finding staff. We give you more help and ongoing employer support than you might expect, and it’s free. We can help with:

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Training

WISE Employment is a Registered Training Organisation. We ask you about the skills you need in a jobseeker then we give them training, advice and support that they need to be a valuable addition to your workplace.

Read more about WISE Training Services.

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Wage subsidies and paid expenses

Wage Subsidy Scheme

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. We can help you access funds under the Australian Government’s Wage Subsidy Scheme that encourages employers to provide sustainable employment to workers with different needs. We can access funds for jobactive jobseekers depending on their circumstances.

For example, we can subsidise the cost of their transport to and from work or pay for tools and equipment they need to do their job. Employers can be paid up to $1500 (excluding GST) as an incentive to employ a Disability Employment Services participant.

Read more about the Wage Subsidy Scheme

 

 

Parents Wage Subsidy

From 1 November 2015 there will be wage subsidies for eligible job seekers who are parents or under 30 years of age. 

Read more about the Parents Wage Subsidy

 

 

Youth Wage Subsidy

Employrs may be eligible to receive the Youth Wage Subsidy if they employ a job seeker under 30 years of age.

Read more about the Youth Wage Subsidy

 

 

Long Term Unemployed and Indigenous Wage Subsidy

Your business may be eligible for the Long Term Unemployed and Indigenous Wage Subsidy when employing a long-term unemployed job seeker who has been out of work for at least 12 months and an Indigenous job seeker who have been unemployed for at least six months.

Read more about the Long Term Unemployed and Indigenous Wage Subsidy

 

 

Employment Assistance Fund

The Employment Assistance Fund helps people with disability and their employers by providing financial assistance for work-related equipment, modifications and services. The Fund provides assistance that can improve access to employment, work productivity and independence of people with disability including mental illness.

Financial assistance is available for assistive technology, electronic and communication equipment, specialist support for employees with learning disability or mental illness, Auslan interpreting for job interviews and work-related activities, Deafness awareness training and other disability awareness training.

Read more about the Employment Assistance Fund

 

 

Restart program relevant to employing mature-age workers after July 2014

Mature-age workers can bring a wealth of valuable experience to your business. The Department of Employment’s Restart Program can give your business up to $10,000 (GST inc) if you employ and retain a job seeker 50 years of age or over who has been unemployed and on income support for 6 months or more.

Download the Restart employer fact sheet.

Download the Restart job seeker fact sheet.

Read more about the Restart program.

 

 

Lodge a job vacancy with WISE. 
All our recruitment services are free to your business.

 

 

 

All our employment services are free to eligible employers - read more.

 

 

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A range of jobseekers from different backgrounds

The right mix of staff in a business can be its greatest strength. Our jobseekers have all levels of skill, education and experience. Some have professional backgrounds with high qualifications, others have trades, and some have physical or health issues that they have worked hard to overcome. We do our best to make sure our jobseekers are work-ready before we introduce them to you. Our training programs are designed to provide the skills you need to boost your productivity or support your business.

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Helping you select your next employee

Our expertise in screening, interviewing and selecting personnel saves you time and simplifies your decision-making process. Our consultants can help you:

  • examine your staff needs and skill shortages
  • meet local jobseekers that suit your vacancy and workplace culture
  • update your job interview and selection skills
  • access employee training

After a position is filled, we offer post-placement support for up to six months to make sure you and your new employee are happy with the outcome. We help employers to support to new employees with advice on induction programs, buddying, mentoring, workplace and equipment modifications, flexible work environments and further training if needed. We can also give you information about extra grants and subsidies to help with these costs.

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Post-placement support

After a position is filled, we offer post-placement support for up to six months to make sure you and your new employee are happy with the outcome. We help employers to support to new employees with advice on induction programs, buddying, mentoring, workplace and equipment modifications, flexible work environments and further training if needed. We can also give you information about extra grants and subsidies to help with these costs.

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Information about the benefits of hiring employees with disability

WISE is one of Australia’s most successful specialist employment services providers. Here are six facts that might surprise you about staff with disability:

  1. Disability is much more diverse than most employers imagine. It includes injuries, hearing and sight impairment, learning difficulties, long-term illness and other health conditions.
  2. Chances are you already employ people with disability. Just under one in five Australians have a disability. Over 2,000,000 Australians of working age have disability of some sort. They just don’t think of it that way because it generally doesn’t affect their work.
  3. Employees with disability can improve your productivity. Employees with disability take fewer sick days, have fewer OH&S issues and are great role models for younger staff.
  4. Staff with disability are loyal. Spending time and money on training is an investment because businesses enjoy higher retention rates from employees with disability.
  5. It’s all about ability. Like other jobseekers, many people with disability have valuable skills, qualifications and experience. The key is matching the right person to the right job.
  6. WISE Employment services are cost-free to employers. We are a not-for-profit organisation funded by the Australian Government to assist businesses under the Disability Employment Services and jobactive initiatives.

See: 8 tips for hiring people with disability

Lodge a job vacancy with WISE. 
All our recruitment services are free to your business.

 

 

Information sources:

1. Australian Bureau of Statistics, Disability, 2009.

2. Graffam et al. (2002a). Factors that influence employer decisions in hiring and retaining an employee with a disability. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, Vol 17, pp. 175-181, IOS Press, Netherlands.

Download the 'Benefits of employing people with disability' flyer.

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Job in Jeopardy assistance

WISE Employment may be able to assist people who are at risk of losing their job because of an illness, injury or disability through cost-free access to the Job in Jeopardy assistance program.

What is Job in Jeopardy assistance?

The Job in Jeopardy program can help people who are ill, injured, or have a disability to keep working and remain employed with their current employer. This service is free for employees and employers as it is funded by the Federal Government‘s Disability Employment Services (DES) and is available through WISE Employment. You can seek Job in Jeopardy assistance via directly registering with WISE Employment if you meet eligibility guidelines.

What are the benefits of Job in Jeopardy assistance?

Job in Jeopardy assistance offers employees a supportive and confidential service for up to 12 months to help someone keep their job. Once their job is secure, WISE Employment will continue to provide support for six months – or longer if necessary – to make sure it stays that way.
Job in Jeopardy assistance helps employers to retain staff and their knowledge. WISE Employment consultants can also assist employers to access other Government assistance.

Read more about the Job in Jeopardy assistance program here.

Get in touch with your nearest WISE Employment office to discuss Job in Jeopardy assistance.

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WISE Employment delivers National Panel of Assessment (NPA) services in SA & VIC, enhancing employment & work participation of people with disability.

National Panel of Assessors

WISE Employment is contracted to deliver National Panel of Assessment (NPA) services in South Australia and Victoria, which are aimed at enhancing the sustained employment and ongoing workforce participation of people with disability through the following three services:

Workplace Modification Scheme (WMS)

WMS Assessors examine workplaces to determine the nature and extent of modifications required to support the employment of people with disability. Workplace modifications are paid for through the Employment Assistance fund, making them free to employers.

Ongoing support Assessments (OSA)

OSA Assessors independently assess the ongoing support needs of participants which can be offered in three ways:

  1. Flexible Ongoing Support – available in both DES programs
  2. Moderate Ongoing Support – available in the Employment Support Service only
  3. High Ongoing Support – available in the Employment Support Service only

Supported Wage Scheme

This scheme provides a process for reliable and independent work productivity assessments to enable people with disability to obtain or maintain employment in the open labour market.

 

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