Exploring Successful Hiring and Retention Practices of Individuals with Disabilities
About this Session
This session emphasizes the exploration of successful hiring and retention practices for individuals with disabilities. Acknowledging the challenges faced by people with disabilities (PWD) in the labor force, the research delves into employer perspectives to improve employment outcomes. The study, using semi-structured interviews, identifies eight themes among exemplary employers, such as empowering hiring managers, investing in career development, fostering community relationships, and implementing responsive practices. The implications highlight the potential for practical use by employers to enhance hiring practices and create inclusive work environments for PWD.
- Explore the research aim and question to understand the strategies employed by exemplary employers in facilitating increased employment and retention of people with disabilities.
- Gain insights into eight identified themes, including empowering hiring managers, promoting career development, fostering community relationships, and implementing universal accommodations, offering practical guidance for creating inclusive work environments.
- Understand the implications of the study, with practical applications for improving hiring practices, providing structural support for individuals with disabilities, and fostering inclusive work environments, while acknowledging limitations and suggesting avenues for future research.
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Meet Your Presenters
- D. George Strauser, MS
- Richard Price, MA,MS, BCBA,CRC
- Chelsea Brehmer, PhD
- David R. Strauser, PhD