ON-Q Human Resources program manager Brett Grant addressing people at the organisation’s special Thank-Q.
ON-Q Human Resources program manager Brett Grant addressing people at the organisation’s special Thank-Q.

A big Thank-Q

ON-Q Human Resources recently held a special ‘Thank-Q’ evening to thank their valued employers and encourage others to use their innovative and free job-matching service.

ON-Q has been established for over 20 years and this year was the first Thank-Q event, although it certainly won’t be the last after a very successful evening attended by around 50 local businesses.

ON-Q Human Resources works primarily with people with a disability, providing a specialised employment service, job-matching clients with suitable employers so everyone benefits from the working relationship.

Client services co-ordinator Claire Harding said the Thank-Q event was a great way to introduce new employers to ON-Q and enable them to meet other employers and some of the clients.

“The word disability means different things to different people, and one of the aims of the evening was to communicate the breadth of our client base. A disability could be anything from a health-related condition such as diabetes to a physical, mental or intellectual disability, and we are working with clients with skills from all industry backgrounds,” Claire said. “The placement process is very specific to the employer to ensure they not only get an employee with the experience they are looking for, but also the right personality to suit a particular job or work environment.

“Part of the evening was about removing barriers because some people think employing someone with a disability is a very involved process but often it’s not like that,” Claire said. “Thank-Q was a chance to meet employers who haven’t worked with us before and get them to meet other employers who we’ve worked with very successfully so they can hear those stories first-hand. Employing someone with a disability is a very rewarding experience to all concerned, and can greatly reduce staff turnover and increase morale.”

Claire said Mayor Jenny Dowell gave a powerful speech that emphasised the importance of social inclusion and encouraged all businesses to meet with ON-Q and let them assist in their future staffing requirements.

For more information or to set up an appointment, phone ON-Q Human Resources on 6621 3111.


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