In The Media | 18 October 2016

Disability groups back targets to boost lagging employment rates

The Commonwealth Bank is expected to face the ire of investors at its AGM next month, after the bank altered its bonus plan to provide a 50 per cent weighting for these so-called ‘soft’ targets.

But advocates for diversity in the workplace have expressed concern over the negative publicity, arguing that setting targets for more open-minded hiring policies is necessary to achieve cultural change.

An area of particular concern is the employment of people with a disability.

Recent research by British insurer Lloyds found that an estimated $43 billion could be added to Australia’s GDP over a decade if disability discrimination was addressed.

Source: ABC News