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Model of Successful Corporate Culture Change Integrating Employees with Disabilities

Factors in Studying Employment for Persons with Disability

ISBN: 978-1-78714-606-8, eISBN: 978-1-78714-605-1

ISSN: 1479-3547

Publication date: 4 September 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this chapter is to survey and synthesis the literature on: (1) myths and misinformation about persons with disabilities that create attitudinal barriers to employment, (2) best practices in employing persons with disabilities, (3) the business case for hiring persons with disabilities and (4) corporate social responsibility and disability, in order to distill a model for changing corporate culture for successfully integrating employees with disabilities into an organizations workforce.

Methodology/approach

An extensive review of the above mentioned literature is synthesized and distilled into a model.

Findings

The review indicates a number of best practices to be implemented in order to successfully integrate employees with disabilities into the workforce. These factors have been synthesized into a model to guide employers in affecting corporate cultural change to address the integration of person with disabilities into the organization.

Practical implications

A systematic approach to integration of employees with disabilities, informed by the significant business logic for doing so.

Originality/value

The chapter provides an extensive survey of the literature on disability employment and highlights attitudinal barriers to employing persons with disabilities, the business case and social responsibility case for employing persons with disabilities, the best practices for success and synthesizes these factors into an original model to guide business in cultural change making.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgement

Funding from DRPI AWARE. DRPI Aware Project, undertaken with financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada and York University. I would like to thank with gratitude Professor Marcia Rioux for her on going support and encouragement.

Citation

Waxman, D. (2017), "Model of Successful Corporate Culture Change Integrating Employees with Disabilities", Factors in Studying Employment for Persons with Disability (Research in Social Science and Disability, Vol. 10), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 155-180. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-354720170000010007

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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