Demand-Side Factors Related to Employer Engagement and Employment of People with Disabilities
The purpose of this presentation is four-fold. First, Dr. Chan will provide a review of the research literature on employer engagement strategies and demand-side factors associated with employment of people with disabilities. Second, he will provide a synthesis of major factors affecting employer engagement (e.g., workplace diversity and inclusiveness). Third, effective strategies for improving employer engagement and employment of people with disabilities will be presented. Finally, Dr. Chan will discuss employer engagement tools that can be used by vocational rehabilitation professionals to improve engagement and employment outcomes of people with disabilities.
Fong Chan, PhD, CRC, is a professor and director of clinical training (PhD Program) in the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, he serves as the co-director of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Effective Vocational Rehabilitation Service Delivery Practices. Dr. Chan is a licensed psychologist, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, and a National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Distinguished Research Fellow.