As the Disability Employment Strategy has been implemented for almost three years, the aim of this research is to evaluate the outcomes of the Strategy across Commonwealth departments and agencies and to find areas of improvement.
Having had research experience in dealing with sensitive topics, Wallis was well-placed in conducting this research. Our ability to complete the research within a tight time-line and our flexible approach allowed for the successful completion of the evaluation.
Focus groups and depth interviews were conducted across two weeks. Due to the nature of the topic, recruitment of respondents had to be done via an opt-in approach. Primary approach emails were sent to the different agencies to be disseminated to the employees and those who wished to participate in the research would opt in.
The findings from this research is used to plan the upcoming Disability Employment Strategy.
The full report (APSC version) can be found here.