Employer Engagement in Promoting the Labour-Market Participation of Jobseekers with Disabilities. An Employer Perspective

Rik van Berkel
2020 Social Policy and Society  
This article contributes to the literature on engaging employers in activation policies. It focuses on a specific policy aimed at promoting the labour-market participation of people with disabilities. Unlike many activation policies, this policy recognises that the engagement of employers and the human resource management practices in their organisations are crucial factors for the policy's success. The article reports on a study among employers participating in this policy. It focuses on the
more » ... allenges employers experience in placing people with disabilities in their organisations, and on the public support they expect in dealing with these challenges. The article concludes that as promoting the labour-market participation of groups remote from the labour market requires social policy interventions as well as interventions in organisational human resource management, it poses challenges for policy makers, agencies providing employment services, and employers and their organisations.
doi:10.1017/s147474642000038x fatcat:rusqpf4kznb5xovsdpdh2jufhm