Our purpose is to develop collaborative relationships with regional businesses so they can build a workforce powered by people who are local, loyal and supported in the workplace.
Our vision is to continue to grow as an organisation, building our collective knowledge and resources to support the advancement of industry in our region.
We connect local business with reliable and committed jobseekers through our Disability Employment Service, designed to help people with a health condition, disability or injury find and maintain employment. Our services are free and include:
Employers who employ a job seeker through the DES program may be able to receive financial assistance from the Australian Government to assist in offsetting initial onboarding and training costs as well as addressing any accessibility requirements in the workplace.
Do you have an employee who is currently having difficulty maintaining their performance because of an illness, injury or disability?
You may be able to access tailored job support and funding for your employee at no cost to you. We can help!
Our employment specialists are ready to support your business by managing the impact that your employee’s illness, injury or disability has on their work, so they can feel in control and confident at work, and you keep your valued employee.
Our support for your business continues, even after we place staff in work. We can assist with:
PaTH Internships – Prepare, Trial and Hire are short placements in the workplace that give young people an opportunity to demonstrate their skills to a potential employer, develop vocational skills and improve their employment prospects. At the same time, employers have the opportunity to trial young job seekers in a structured work experience placement, to see if they are the right fit for their business.
Promoting diversity and inclusivity in your workplace can increase staff and client loyalty, and enhance the reputation of your organisation within the local community.
We are experts in assessing funding and incentive schemes so businesses can be progressive and competitive in their hiring practices. Our workplace diversity support includes:
CHESS Connect provides specialist training and guidance for businesses of all sizes so they can better support diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
For over 20 years CHESS Connect has been providing professional recruitment and support to local businesses. Our services are tailored to align with the goals of your organisation, designed to support workplaces that are sustainable, growth orientated and inclusive.
CHESS Connect – We Connect with Community, We Connect with Business, We Connect with People.