“I think people forget that the word disability has the word ability in it. There’s a misconstrued perception that hiring someone who faces a challenge will cost you money and be difficult, but what it does is uplift your team and bring a new kind of energy to the workplace.”

Employer Emma | McDonalds Renmark

“We've been working with WISE Employment for the past three years and have found them to be professional and refreshingly honest. They work very hard in getting the right people for the right position and no request is too hard. Thank goodness they are not the type of recruitment agency that forwards you just anybody regardless of the position. They really listen. Not only did we end up with great staff, but we were also pleasantly surprised to receive Government financial support. We have been so impressed with the service from WISE, we have recommended them to our own business associates. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to any business requiring staff.”

Employer Elizabeth | Cash Advantage

“There are a lot of misconceptions around disability, such as people won’t be able to do the job properly or they’ll struggle with instructions, but what’s important is that you look at the individual’s motivators and what they can bring to the role. Be patient as it will help them to grow with the company and will create a foundation of loyalty."

Employer Sophie | Brasserie Bread

“Disability is a very broad term, so there are a lot of misconceptions around hiring people with disabilities. What I’ve found is that people just want to work and are very driven in the right role, making for very reliable employees.”

Employer Andrew | H Hardware

“Employers think that people with a disability won’t be able to perform the same tasks as other people, but that’s not the case. Cameron has proved that people with a disability can be just as good, if not better, than anyone else.”

Employer Lorenzo | Jim's Mowing

“The help I received from WISE to secure this role has really changed my life. I now have the ability to live the life that I always wanted to and within an industry that excites me immensely. Gaining employment has meant that I can now live an independent life, which, for use of a better word, makes me feel normal.”

Steve | Former job seeker

“I’m so grateful for WISE Employment, I love this job and they helped me get it. They were always on my side when I wanted to give up. Most job agencies don’t help, you’re just another person to them, but WISE allowed me to see the good side of a job agency. For someone that was bullied at school and lacked confidence, I’m now feeling independent and excited for the future. This is more than a job, it’s my hobby. It gets me out of bed in the morning and gives me a sense of normality. It has changed my life.”

Eric | Former job seeker

When you have a job, you can handle your life, and you can help others. I am not that person to just lie down and take Centrelink – I like to pay tax because I live in this beautiful country and I take it as my responsibility to contribute to it.”

Zak | Former job seeker

“I’d lost respect for myself. It’s demoralising the way people look at you [when you’re homeless]. Now I’m back on track, I’ve got my life back. I feel independent. I’ve got a dollar in my pocket, most of the time! I’m being constructive and giving back.”

Michael | Former job seeker

“I found it hard to find a job due to mental health issues and single parenting. WISE understood my needs, they were supportive, and helped me get a job that I love. I’m now the Operations Manager for my employer.”

Cassie | Former job seeker


Stay up to date with the latest WISE Employment news and information.