Factors that influence employer decisions in hiring and retaining an employee with a disability

Graffam, Joseph, Shinkfield, Alison, Smith, Kaye and Polzin, Udo 2002, Factors that influence employer decisions in hiring and retaining an employee with a disability, Journal of vocational rehabilitation, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 175-181.

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Title Factors that influence employer decisions in hiring and retaining an employee with a disability
Author(s) Graffam, Joseph
Shinkfield, Alison
Smith, Kaye
Polzin, Udo
Journal name Journal of vocational rehabilitation
Volume number 17
Issue number 3
Start page 175
End page 181
Publisher IOS Press
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publication date 2002
ISSN 1052-2263
1878-6316
Keyword(s) employment
hiring and retaining a person with a disability
employer values
Summary This paper is based on results of a national study in Australia. Questionnaires were completed by 643 employers, each of whom had employed a person with a disability between 1996--1998. Employers rated the importance of several factors relevant to decisions to hire and retain a person with a disability. Individual factors were rated most important, with grooming/hygiene and work-performance factors rated highest. Management factors and cost factors were rated moderately important. Social factors were rated least important. Analyses of variance were conducted, identifying several employer differences in ratings. The paper discusses employer values as well as the need to include employers in a partnership approach.
Language eng
Field of Research 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, IOS Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001617

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health Sciences
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