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Hire a Defence Reservist and reap the benefits in your business

Wednesday, April 26th 2023

If you’re a business owner or manager in South Australia, have you ever considered hiring a Defence reservist? There are many benefits to doing so that can improve your business’ productivity, efficiency, and resilience, as well as contribute to your country’s defence efforts at the same time.

One of the key benefits of hiring Defence reserves is the world-class training and skills they receive as part of their part-time roles. Reservists receive leadership, management, and teamwork skills that are highly transferable to their civilian workplace, benefitting both their employer and the wider community. The best part? The Australian Defence Force (ADF) provides this training at no cost to either the employee or the employer.

Defence reserve service is highly flexible, and a reservist’s part-time role can fit in with their civilian employment, family commitments, and lifestyle. This means that as an employer, you can benefit from a highly skilled and motivated workforce without sacrificing the flexibility you need to run your business.

Hiring Defence reserves can bring character-building benefits to your business. Reservists regularly engage in activities that can improve their resilience, collaboration, and problem-solving skills, all of which can translate into increased productivity and efficiency in the workplace.

Reservists do need to be released from their civilian workplace from time-to-time to undertake training and exercises. The ADF recognises the contribution employers make to the country in supporting the release of their employees to undertake their reserve service. As such, the ADF provides financial support for employers to release their employees under the Employer Support Payment Scheme.

Hiring Defence reserve personnel is a smart choice for South Australian businesses. The benefits are numerous, and the costs are minimal. To learn more about how you can support the Defence reserves and benefit from their training and skills, visit the ADF Reserves and Employer Support website today.

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