DWDE can help ensure that your 2% workforce representation by persons with disabilities are the best fit

DWDE offers a range of innovative solutions in the area of disability recruitment in South Africa. Our services are informed by best practices to provide you with candidates that are a perfect fit for your business with all the associated benefits of a diverse workforce.

  • Improved job performance
  • Improved retention rates
  • Lower recruitment and selection spend
  • Lower staff turnover rates
  • Motivated and dedicated employees with the potential to build a career in your company

At DWDE we understand business’ concerns about the risks of employing first-time job seekers. Based on years of experience and lessons from other countries, we have developed a model to source, develop and place unemployed Persons with Disabilities in entry level positions for the first time in their lives.

In South Africa, employers have serious challenges to find entry-level staff with the requisite skills, abilities, and behavioural competencies to perform their jobs. But based on years of experience, DWDE can successfully supply motivated and dedicated employees from this previously untapped sector of the South African market of a talent pool.

Our transition-to-work and place-and-train skills programmes, as well as job coaching services, ensure new employees have the confidence, skills, and functional behaviour to do more than just a job — they have the potential to build a career.

By reducing the overall cost of employing first-time job seekers and reducing staff turnover rates, DWDE helps to increase your company’s profit.

Employing first-time job seekers who have been on the DWDE training programmes can significantly reduce the risks.

The long-term benefits include:
  • Improved job performance;
  • Improved retention rates;
  • Lower recruitment and selection spend;
  • Lower staff turn-over rates; and
  • Motivated and dedicated employees with the potential to build a career in your company.

The DWDE fee depends on the type of service you wish to purchase.

Option 1:

We charge an annual membership fee for our member companies.

This enables free access to our entire database of candidates in your province. This is the most cost effective service if you are simply looking for names of candidates.

Option 2:

Individual fees are charged for individual job screening and placement services.

This fee depends on the duration and length of the transition to work curriculum chosen, the complexity of the job you need candidates for, whether the curriculum has to be customised and whether you need us to do the full recruitment and screening process for you.  All our services come with free access to our disability employment support helpdesk where we will electronically deal with any disability employment support query you might have.

Over the years, we have accumulated great wealth and experience in the disability employment area.  We have had successful programmes with the Massmart Group, The Foshini Group, Woolworths, Standard Bank, Metropolitan, Vodacom, Old Mutual, The House of JD and PetroSA. We have the skills, knowledge, and experience to help you overcome your staffing problems.

We can source and train candidates for any type of entry-level position. These include call centre agents, cashiers, shop assistants, customer service agents, packers, cleaners, hotel and kitchen staff.

Over the years, we have accumulated great wealth and experience in the disability employment area.  We have had successful programmes with The Massmart Group, The Foschini Group, Woolworths, Standard Bank, Metropolitan, Vodacom, Old Mutual, The House of JD and PetroSA. We have the skills, knowledge, and experience to help you overcome your staffing problems.

Is our transition- to- work and place- and- train courses accredited?

No, it is not accredited. We have chosen not to accredit our courses to ensure we remain agile enough to adapt to different organisations’ unique requirements.

Do candidates receive a qualification at the end of our courses?

No, candidates do not receive a qualification, but they do get a certificate.

Does DWDE offer a generic transition- to- work and place-and-train curriculum or can the courses be tailored to a specific company’s needs?

DWDE offers both generic and customised training programmes that can accommodate the needs of the trainee with a disability.

DWDE is an approved Public Benefit Organisation in terms of Section 30 of the Income Tax Act and Corporate Social Investment donations made to DWDE can be claimed as tax deductible in the hands of the donor. DWDE has a level 1 B-BBEE rating, so all costs can be claimed as preferential procurement. Donations – cash, assets or in-kind – can also be claimed as enterprise development spend.

DWDE can also help you to meet your Employment Equity target of 2% of your workforce comprising Persons with Disabilities.

How does DWDE source candidates?

We source candidates via Facebook, Mxit, partnerships with Disability Organisations, tertiary institutions and word of mouth. We also have open days to recruit candidates in communities.

How are candidates accessed?

A variety of assessment tools are used to assess candidates to ensure the perfect fit between the individual and the employer. A disability assessment report is generated to ensure an understanding of the interaction between the disability and the inherent job requirements.

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