ERIC Number: ED432875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Demographics: Strategic Responses to a Changing Workforce. National Summit of the Institute for Community Inclusion's Center for Promoting Employment (RRTC) and the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (March 3-4, 1998).
Kiernan, William E.; Marrone, Joe; Butterworth, John
This report discusses recommendations from a national summit that met to address the need for employers to consider the implications of the changing characteristics of the American workforce, to examine alternative approaches for fully engaging members of populations who are new or returning to the workforce, to identify innovative approaches that maximize the contributions of different populations to organizational effectiveness, and to develop strategies that could be implemented by the public and private sectors which would enhance the employment of people with disabilities. Recommendations include: (1) developing employer-to-employer partnerships to provide private job support, creating a small business development and support center, and developing a national mentorship program; (2) garnering partnerships between public and not-for-profit sectors to provide shared health care coverage, business incubator projects, employer support services, school/training partnerships, and welfare to work programs; (3) developing partnerships between public resources and agencies to develop one-stop career and employment support centers, and wraparound service and supports. An appendix includes a list of summit participants and profiles of five companies that have implemented programs to employ and accommodate individuals with disabilities. (Contains 13 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Business Responsibility, Change Strategies, Corporate Support, Disabilities, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment, Employment Services, Partnerships in Education, Private Sector, Shared Resources and Services, Small Businesses, Work Environment
Institute for Community Inclusion, Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115; Tel: 617-355-6506; Tel: 617-355-6956 (TTY); Fax: 617-355-7940; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.childrenshospital.org/ici ($10).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Inst. for Community Inclusion.