ERIC Number: ED391078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Employers' Attitudes towards People with Disabilities. Manpower Commentary Series.
Honey, Sheila; And Others
This document reports results of a study conducted in Britain to determine employers' policies toward recruiting and employing people with disabilities and what kinds of help and assistance employers need if they are to be able to do more in this area. Data were collected through an extensive literature review, a mailed survey of a sample of 1,855 randomly chosen companies and 351 "good practice" organizations as a control group, with an overall response rate of 52 percent, and in-depth case studies of 21 employers. Results are organized in seven chapters that focus on the following areas: employment of people with disabilities; organizations that do not employ people with disabilities; employers' policies toward people with disabilities; the pros and cons of employing people with disabilities; actions taken to employ people with disabilities; and use of external help, support, and advice. Recommendations to help employers increase their employment of persons with disabilities are given. Extensive appendices detail research methods and sample characteristics; the questionnaire and literature review are included. The report contains 65 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Foreign Countries, Job Training
BEBC Distribution, 15 Albion Close, Parkstone, Poole BH12 3LL, England, United Kingdom (40 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. of Manpower Studies.
Identifiers: Great Britain