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Free Inclusive Employment Webinar

The Staffing Advantage – Grow your business’ success through inclusive employment and diversity.

Our latest free webinar in our AITCAP Conversation series happened live at 4 PM AEDT* on 24 March 2022!

Are you seeking innovative solutions to your staff shortage challenges as the industry looks to welcome back visitors with borders reopening? There are reliable people seeking work who are overlooked because of their access needs. Join us to discover the business benefits of inclusive hiring practices, including higher engagement levels to high productivity, from businesses with proven results.

Our expert panel includes:
Aradhana Lal – Aradhana is a TedX Speaker and leads Sustainability/ESG Initiatives at Lemon Tree Hotels. The company’s strategy is to build an inclusive employee base and has been hiring Employees With Disabilities (EWD) for 15 years. The goal is to take this to from the current 14% to ~30% in FY 2025-2026. To know more, visit lemontreehotels.com

Fiona McIntosh – School to Work Coordinator at Imagine More. This role is part of a three-year project that aims to strengthen the capacity of young people with disability and their families to achieve valued paid employment and self-employment. Fiona has over 25 years of experience in policy and program development in the ACT Government and local non-government sector. This experience spans housing, homelessness, child welfare and twelve years in the disability sector.

Mathew Townsend – Mathew is the founder of Nature Freedom, a social enterprise organisation providing young people with disability and mental health opportunities for meaningful access and participation with nature and outdoor adventures. In 2018 he was a winner of the Healthy Land & Water Volunteer of the Year Award. He was a finalist in the 7NEWS Young Achievers Qld Awards, and a winner of Outdoors Queensland Encouraging Government Award in 2020. In 2021 he was selected as a Tomorrow Maker from AMP Foundation for the inclusive advocacy in the industry. Mathew regularly consults to government, environmental and private sector organisations leading workshops on social inclusion, physical accessibility and sustainable development.
He has a Master of Environmental Management from the University of Queensland.