Disability staffing

“The definition of disability is people who have long term, recurring physical or mental impairment which substantially limits their prospects of entry into advancement or in employment”. – Employment Equity Act.

Prior to ONLY the BEST having established a specialised disability staffing recruitment offering as the premier provider to the South African marketplace, much research was done to understand how to successfully integrate candidates with disabilities into the workplace. It became evident that a full value chain was to be created from the onset of the sourcing of the candidate, to the employment of the candidate and finally to managing the productivity and creating meaningful work for candidates with disabilities.

Together with the stringent targets of 2% having to be met on the BBBEE scorecard, ONLY the BEST heeded the call to action. ONLY the BEST Learnerships, Internships and Disability staffing division have been committed from the onset to assisting our clients in achieving your employment equity requirements successfully by developing customised and flexible recruitment strategies, resulting in the increased number of employment opportunities available to people with disabilities.

ONLY the BEST investigated the reasons for candidates with disabilities not remaining in their place of employ and the fundamental reason was due to a lack of support given to employees with disabilities.

This resulted in our Learnership, Internship and Disability team designing a bespoke PREPARE-EMPLOY-SUPPORT methodology to drive the successful incorporation of candidates with disabilities

When ONLY the BEST partners with you, our client, we ensure that we profile the job required to be fulfilled against the key competencies required to execute the job. We are therefore able to identify a disability that can be reasonably accommodated in the position without affecting the productivity of the organisation adversely, while still creating employment for candidates with disabilities.

The engagement includes one of our accredited consultants assessing the environment, otherwise known as a Universal Access Scan. This valuable tool can also be used as part of the clients’ Human Resources Transformation Plan.

It is highly recommended that as part of the value chain, a sensitisation workshop be held to include entry level workers to Exco. This will empower the organisation to be cognisant of the appropriate manner in which to involve employees with disabilities and understand what Reasonable Accommodation is. Our thorough end to end recruitment process is carried out with the intention of Hiring, Inspiring and Admiring the perfect placement.

Our competitive advantage is that we provide a support model that empowers all parties to participate in expressive interactions in a way that is professional and non- biased. The purpose to drive candidate and client engagement which ultimately results in the wellness of the workplace.

The employment of candidates with disabilities can be realised in the following employee models:
Permanent Placements | Professional Placements | Disability Learnerships | Internships | Flex | Temporary Employment | Contract Employment