Posted on: 26-Apr-2018
AsIAm held the 29 Day #AsIAmChallenge for the month of April and on Day 16 they asked all employers to conduct Autism Friendly Interviews. When speaking to Adam and Gaibhin of AsIAm they said that 'Businesses have begun to recognise the valuable skills that autistic employees can bring to the workplace. A meticulous attention to detail, excellent memory and task-driven minds are traits any employer would love to have! However, entering the workforce remains a huge challenge for many on the spectrum. Up to 80% of autistic adults are either unemployed or underemployed, and this often comes down to how they are interviewed and assessed by potential employers.'
Posted on: 20-Feb-2018
Posted on: 08-Jun-2017
Filed under: Press Release
The National Disability Authority along with its consortium partners ISME, IBEC and Chambers Ireland announced that Seònaid Ó Murchadha has joined the organisation to assist in the development and coordinating of the Employer Disability Information service, a resource funded by the National Disability Authority.
Posted on: 21-Apr-2017
On 6 April, the Government released a report “Make Work Pay”, designed to help people with disabilities and long term illnesses to achieve their ambitions and find work, and to remove the many barriers which prevent them from doing so.
Posted on: 29-Mar-2017
Learn more about widening your talent pool
Posted on: 21-Mar-2017
The disability community, from grassroots advocates to powerful cross-disability organizations, devotes a lot of time and energy to proving the value of hiring disabled workers. This is a common theme for our community, and extremely necessary, as there are a number of workforce-related challenges that workers with disabilities face. The unemployment rate for workers with disabilities is twice that of workers without disabilities. It is still legal for workers with disabilities to be paid well below the minimum wage based on a law that dates back to 1936, when the talents and potential of workers with disabilities were even more horribly misunderstood. And of course, while the Americans with Disabilities Act provides vital protections to the disabled workforce, it can’t solve every issue in the disabled workforce, such as the systemic problem of fewer opportunities for advancement for workers with disabilities.
Posted on: 20-Feb-2017
The Results are In.... EmployAbility Galway today officially released the number of jobs placed as part of their #100jobs campaign to commerate 1916. The idea for the initiative was developed by jobs coordinator, Pauline O' Dwyer to honour the men and women of 1916 and respect the life and values of the proclamation, giving all men and women in Ireland the chance to equal treatment.
Posted on: 09-Jan-2017
Tony Vickers-Byrne explains how Public Health England is supporting people with disadvantaged backgrounds into work
Posted on: 15-Dec-2016
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION Organisations have worked hard to embrace diversity within their workplaces and create an environment where everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, cultural background or disability, can flourish and succeed.
Posted on: 02-Dec-2016
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