WISE Employment is one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit employment services providers. It’s also a dedicated employment agency for disability employment services (DES), jobactive, social enterprises, NDIS supports, occupational rehabilitation, training, mental health programmes, graduate disability employment, and specialist job seeker and employer programmes and services.
WISE offers a range of integrated programmes and services, including free government-funded employment services that aim to empower disabled job seekers to become self-sufficient. WISE has proudly been helping people who have disabilities, injuries or health conditions into employment since 1992.
In 2019, WISE approached us to help them deliver a browser-based app that could help blue-collar employees living with disabilities secure gainful employment and protect them from exploitation. Before the pandemic, this service was rendered face-to-face at WISE’s offices across Australia. However, the DES was moved online with COVID-19-imposed social distancing and the work-from-home mandate. The project had a turnaround time of 6 months, and WISE realised that they did not have sufficient in-house capacity to deliver the project on time.