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Samantha Dancey

Consultancy and Projects Lead, Australian Network on Disability

Becoming a Disability Confident Recruiter

Leading Australian organisations understand the benefits of a diverse work force and are committed to ensuring their recruitment and selection processes are accessible to people with disability.

To do this effectively, it is important to ensure that internal recruitment processes are inclusive and barrier free. In addition, it is essential that recruitment agencies engaged to support the talent search also have accessible and inclusive practices.

Being a Disability Confident Recruiter means that you:

  • Recruit from the entire talent pool by enabling skilled jobseekers with disability to compete for positions on a level playing field.
  • Make appropriate adjustments to the recruitment process for candidates who have disability.
  • Provide an excellent candidate experience to all applicants.

This session will highlight some of the key elements for you and your organisation to become Disability Confident Recruiters.

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About Samantha

Sam joined the Australian Network on Disability (AND) as a Relationship Manager in 2013 working with AND’s member organisations to include people with disability as candidates, employees, stakeholders and customers. In 2016, she was appointed Senior Relationship Manager and became part of the Leadership Team, to ensure continuous improvement across the team, delivery of quality services to AND’s members and further development of AND’s learning solutions. In 2019, Sam took on the role of Consultancy and Projects Lead.

Sam has experience working in diversity and inclusion, in-house recruitment, agency recruitment, financial services, the not-for-profit and education sectors.