Congratulations on joining the Field! We are thrilled to have you on board as an inclusive employer committed to expanding diversity and inclusion by employing more people with disability.
To help you get started and make the most of your experience on the Field, we have put together a Welcome Pack that provides all the information and resources you need.
This pack will guide you through the process of how to use our platform effectively, and connect with and hire job seekers with disability.
the Field, is a groundbreaking job site built by and for people with disability that actively connects people with disability with jobs from inclusive employers. The Field exists to change the game in employment by providing an accessible and inclusive job site. It matches people with disability who want to work, with job opportunities from employers that actively want to hire people with disability across all industries, roles, and levels of experience.
the Field was launched at Parliament House on Wednesday 9th of November, 2022, by founder Dylan Alcott AO, alongside Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Minister Bill Shorten, Minister Amanda Rishworth, and the Field team.
The employment rate for people with a disability has not changed in over 28 years, compared to those without disability. There are 4.4 million Australians who identify as having a disability, of which, 2.1 million are of working age. There are nearly half a million Australians with disability actively seeking work.
the Field levels up employment opportunities by removing the accessibility barriers often faced by people with disability on traditional employment platforms, and in many recruitment processes.
Accessibility and inclusion are at the core of everything we do. the Field has been co-designed with hiring managers and people with disability from different age groups and demographics. It has been developed as a purpose-built accessible job site that ensures users have a seamless end-to-end recruitment experience. It has unique features allowing job seekers to showcase themselves, their skills, and their experiences in a format they choose.
the Field enables Government Departments to expand employment pathways by purposely and actively recruiting more candidates that identify as having disability. It supports your Department to increase the employment of people with disability to 7% employed in the APS by 2025, as outlined in The Australian Public Service Disability Employment Strategy 2020 – 25.
Confirm your Department or Agency’s use of the Field
Introduce your Department or Agency to the Field’s Customer Support team to register on the Field
Register, and set up your Employer Profile page with support from the Customer Support team. This includes setting up your Employer details, users, and locations.
Set up your ATS integration and support (if required)
Choose “the Field” when posting jobs with Universal McCann
Post jobs! the Field is a user on your employer account, and can post all jobs on your behalf
Review and follow up applications, provide applicant feedback
Manage applicants and successful hires in the Field’s Job hub
On the Field, we offer a range of valuable resources to support inclusive hiring practices:
Use our Inclusive Language Tool to review your job ads, Employer profile and more, to make sure the language you’re using is the most disability inclusive it can be throughout the hiring process and beyond.
Attract more candidates to your jobs, upskill your team, and publicly showcase your organisation’s commitment to disability inclusive hiring with the Field’s badging and learning resources. We provide online learning workshops that offer insights and knowledge, and unlock inclusive badging. These workshops cover essential topics such as Defining Disability and Inclusion, Disability-Inclusive Communication, and Disability-Inclusive Recruitment. Inclusive badges are signals to potential candidates that your organisation is committed to disability-inclusive employment.
Whether you need guidance navigating the platform, have questions about setting up your profile, posting job ads, need technical support, or would like to pass on suggestions, our Customer Support team is here to help. For assistance with any questions, concerns, or requests you may have, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.