Leading by example with workplace diversity

At EPIC we are committed to walking the talk. Our whole business is based on the importance of helping people with disability find and maintain sustainable work- work that will add value to their lives and make them proud.

We know the importance of ensuring our workforce represents the community we serve. EPIC staff have a diverse range of skills, backgrounds and perspectives represented at all levels of the organisation.

EPIC is proud to be the first organisation in Australia to achieve Disability Confident Recruiter status, and we believe everyone should have the opportunity to reach their potential.

Diversity and inclusion across the EPIC footprint

EPIC employs more than 400 staff across over 50 service centres, and we always lead by example with our hiring practices. We aim to exceed the industry standards of diversity and inclusion to demonstrate that diversity is good for everyone.

11%

Employees with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds

25%

Employees with a disability

33%

Employees with lived experience of disability

66%

Female employees

January 2017 data.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012), approximately 9.3% of Australian workers have a disability. In the health care and social assistance sector, that number rises to 12.3%. With one in five Australians living with disability, EPIC is proud to be well above the industry average in levelling the playing field for people with disability.

EPIC is also proud that the number of women working within our team is almost 10% higher than the national average: 56% compared with 46.2%.

Diversity and inclusion empowers us to be innovative, access the best talent and deliver more robust solutions for our customers. All of us at EPIC – from the board room to the front line – benefit from the different perspectives, life experiences, knowledge and skills that come from diversity.