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Free Content Disability-Inclusive Employer Practices and Hiring of Individuals With Disabilities

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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.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 2014

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