Employment

News and opinion on employment for people with disability.

Female doctors show more empathy, but at a cost to their...

Studies indicate that female doctors are at greater risk of burnout than male doctors, bad for doctors and their patients. People with burnout feel exhausted, emotionally depleted, cynical and detached. They are also less satisfied with their work.

Autistic people at greater risk of becoming homeless – new research

Investment in a greater range of meaningful services for this group is vital to ensure that they are less likely to have problems with employment and in finding sustainable accommodation.

Our Experience: The day we hired a blind coder

We hired a blind programmer for our software team and he has done amazing work for us. Only minor adjustments in communications were required to ensure success.

Three ways employers get well-being at work wrong

Employers are often getting well-being at work wrong by focusing on physical health rather than mental and emotional health and well-being.

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: Project Diamond’s flaws lead to boycott

The flaws in Project Diamond meant disabled people were “still likely to be denied access to work” and the ability to “change public perception in a positive way”.

New evidence suggests we may need to rethink policies aimed at...

Less than 15% of the most disadvantaged people in Australia exit poverty from one year to the next, according to data from the Journeys Home survey, run by the Melbourne Institute.

Homeless, Blind Man Who Never Lost Hope Elected Town Councilor

The story of a man losing his sight, becoming homeless and then turning things around.

What employers need to do to protect workers from cyberbullying

At a national level, it is crucial that workplace cyberbullying and traditional bullying are recognised in law as risks to employee health and safety.

Ford to Launch Program Aimed at Hiring People on the Autism...

A great job initiative by Ford (US) in relation to people with autism.

Employable Me has struck a chord but will it change employers’...

For people on the autism spectrum who may have social difficulties, a job interview can be especially daunting. And then there are external barriers, including the stigma of disability.

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