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Looking for work and living with a disability, injury or illness? Are you an employer who knows that a diverse workforce focusing on abilities gives you a competitive edge? Are you a policy maker with an interest in giving all New Zealanders a fair go in the job market? Mahi is for you.

Subscribe to Mahi - The Disability Employment Podcast, for news, lively discussions and testimonials on inclusive employment in New Zealand. Have your say via email or our listener line.

The podcast is fully accessible, with every episode transcribed.

Mahi is brought to you by Workbridge, New Zealand's leading employment agency for disabled people and those with an illness or injury.

Mahi - The Disability Employment Podcast Jonathan Mosen

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Looking for work and living with a disability, injury or illness? Are you an employer who knows that a diverse workforce focusing on abilities gives you a competitive edge? Are you a policy maker with an interest in giving all New Zealanders a fair go in the job market? Mahi is for you.

Subscribe to Mahi - The Disability Employment Podcast, for news, lively discussions and testimonials on inclusive employment in New Zealand. Have your say via email or our listener line.

The podcast is fully accessible, with every episode transcribed.

Mahi is brought to you by Workbridge, New Zealand's leading employment agency for disabled people and those with an illness or injury.

    Mahi Episode 4, new Workbridge Council President Debbie Ward, and new Workbridge Board Chairman Pam MacNeill

    Mahi Episode 4, new Workbridge Council President Debbie Ward, and new Workbridge Board Chairman Pam MacNeill

    We begin this episode with news that the Government has begun a consultation process on its Disability Employment Action Plan. If you'd like to, you can read the document and let them know your views.
     
    At Workbridge, we're proud that our Council President, Board Chairman and Chief Executive are disabled people. Workbridge Chief Executive and host of Mahi, Jonathan Mosen, speaks with new Workbridge Council President Debbie Ward and new Workbridge Board Chairman Pam MacNeill. we learn a little about them and what they hope to achieve in their respective roles.
     
     

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    Mahi Episode 3, why hiring disabled people is good for business, with Jonathan Mosen and Phil O'Reilly

    Mahi Episode 3, why hiring disabled people is good for business, with Jonathan Mosen and Phil O'Reilly

    An important part of changing the dire unemployment statistics for disabled people in New Zealand is giving employers greater confidence to employ disabled people. Many have concerns about perceived risk and poor productivity, and Workbridge helps to allay those concerns.

    Recently, Workbridge held a lunch for some of New Zealand's top chief executives. In this podcast, you'll hear our Chief Executive, Jonathan Mosen, and the keynote speaker, Phil O'Reilly, Managing Director of Iron Duke Partners. It's encouraging to hear this global business leader speak with such passion to other business leaders about why New Zealand business should step up and be more inclusive of disabled people. If you're an employer of any size, you'll find Phil's talk informative. If you're a jobseeker, we hope you enjoy hearing some of the work Workbridge is doing to make New Zealand a more inclusive place.
     
    Whether you're an employer wanting to make your workplace as good as it can be, or a jobseeker who wants to work with someone who focuses on your abilities, give us a call on 0508-858-858, or visit our website above.

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    Mahi episode 2, Workbridge is modernising its information technology, more connected, more accessible

    Mahi episode 2, Workbridge is modernising its information technology, more connected, more accessible

    There's an app for almost anything, so why not for Workbridge too?
     
    Jonathan Mosen speaks with Workbridge's General Manager for Information Technology, Phil Hendry, about some big changes being implemented that will give you more choice over the way you receive services.
     
    Many jobs are now advertised online exclusively, and IT skills are critical for many jobs, yet the cost of this technology can put it out of reach for many. Phil tells us about the free public Wi-Fi now rolling out at all 22 Workbridge centres along with the introduction of new computers for all our customers to use for job-search-related tasks.
     
    These computers are fully accessible to people who are blind or have low vision thanks to a donation from Freedom Scientific, a division of Vispero, and it's New Zealand distributor Pacific Vision.
     
    Fusion offers the industry-leading ZoomText magnification for those with low vision, and JAWS, the world's leading screen reading software.
     
    Barry Burgess from Pacific Vision joins Jonathan to talk about how Workbridge assisted him to start a journey that has seen him running his own multinational company. We talk about why software like ZoomText and JAWS is still helpful for those with career aspirations in an age of built-in accessibility tools.

    • 37 min
    Mahi Episode 1, Danielle Van Dalen of Maxim Institute, have your say on Workbridge's new strategic direction

    Mahi Episode 1, Danielle Van Dalen of Maxim Institute, have your say on Workbridge's new strategic direction

    In this our first episode, we begin by introducing our new podcast and what you can expect to hear in future episodes.
     
    Jonathan Mosen speaks with Danielle Van Dalen from the Maxim Institute. They’ve published a couple of papers on the employment of disabled people, the most recent of which is called Creating Opportunity. We discuss what might be done to make a real dent in the dire unemployment statistics for disabled people.
    Workbridge wants to know what you think. We’ve begun the process of putting a new strategic plan together, and you can have your say. To find out how, and to read the document, visit the Workbridge Strategy page. Submissions close on 18 October.
    We welcome your feedback for the podcast. Email podcast@workbridge.co.nz or call our Listener Line on 04-472-0200.
     
     

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    Mahi, the disability employment podcast, is coming soon

    Mahi, the disability employment podcast, is coming soon

    Be sure to subscribe to mahi and catch our first episode, available soon.

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