ERIC Number: EJ1048461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Disability-Inclusive Employer Practices and Hiring of Individuals with Disabilities
Erickson, William A.; von Schrader, Sarah; Bruyère, M.; VanLooy, Sara A.; Matteson, S.
Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, v28 n4 p309-328 2014
Purpose: To determine what disability-inclusive policies and practices employers have in place and examine the relationship between these practices and the actual recruitment and hiring of persons with disabilities. Method: A survey 675 of human resources professionals who were members of the Society for Human Resource Management. Results: After controlling for organizational characteristics, 9 of the 10 specific recruitment and hiring practices/policies examined in this study were found to significantly increase the likelihood of hiring individuals with disabilities. Conclusions: The findings inform rehabilitation professionals who interface regularly with businesses regarding good practices for finding and hiring qualified candidates.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Personnel Selection, Employment Practices, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Personnel Policy, Personnel Management, Human Resources, Professional Personnel, Institutional Characteristics, Rehabilitation Counseling, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Recruitment
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