ONLINE SUPPORTABILITY REPOSITORY USER GUIDE
The online User Guide displays the documents of the repository so that they can be applied directly by junior, middle and senior managers in furniture-manufacturing SMEs (or other sectors).
The interface is intuitive, constructed for users at every level in the work place, from managers, designers and administrators to users with less experience accessing desktop technology.
Please read the definition of each indicator and select any that interest you so you can gain more information.
Compliance with legislation (hiring)Resources that identify the requirements for SMEs to comply with national legislation, including examples where SMEs have had a sanction imposed as a consequence of non-compliance
Building AdaptationsCase studies from larger companies that have made the necessary adaptations to the physical environment and guides that may have been published by NGOs identifying good practice.
Machinery AdaptationsExamples of adaptations to machinery, such as lights being added to identify the status of a machine’s activity for people with hearing deprivation, being made for people with disabilities other than hearing loss.
Hearing DeprivationResources that facilitate the employment of people with hearing deprivation as a gateway to offering employment for people across all four recognised disability sectors due to their being especially highly valued as employees.
HR pre-work assessmentResources to assist an SME in carrying out detailed pre-work assessments to identify capacities as a precursor to long-term employment as opposed to a relatively unsuccessful internship.
Adjusting work schedule appropriatelyResources that identify how very small adjustments to a work schedule, keeping it as close as possible to the mainstream, can still bring significant benefit for an employee’s productivity and development.
Mentoring processResources that can assist SMEs in implementing a process that provides a dedicated mentor for each employee with disability.
Equivalent employee expectationsExamples of situations where SMEs managers have discovered that there is a high production value in a person with disability for any organisation when there are high expectations.
Appropriate levels of supervisionExamples of the consequences of an identified bad practice where people with disability may be over-supervised and have to live with the prejudice, pity and patronising attitudes that come attached.
Production integration with workforceResources for the co-workers of employees with disability to assist in recognising the talents that employees with disability bring to the workplace, and acknowledging this as a valued contribution.
Social integrationExamples of good practice in the social side of a workspace, so there can be equal engagement between people on the workforce, regardless of any adjustments to meet special needs.
Internship evaluationResources that facilitate appropriate work assessment procedures during trial periods or internships so that it is possible to eliminate negative decisions being taken too early so real employment contracts can be established.
Value of CSRResources that show Corporate Social Responsibility to be a strategy that allows companies to engage better with their customers as most customers feel high levels of empathy towards people with disability.
List of suggested organisationsOrganisations that have been recognised as being valuable for managers of SMEs in gaining knowledge about engaging better with the process of employing more people with disability in their company.
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