Employers Guide

It is very common and understandable for employers to have questions or concerns when it comes to employing someone with a disability or retaining a staff member who has acquired a disability.

Marie Farrell from Irish Jobs at Job Shadow Day 2015

Marie Farrell from Irish Jobs at Job Shadow Day 2015

A helpful resource for employers is the Employers Guide to Supported Employment.

The IASE joined up with Ireland’s leading recruitment website Irishjobs.ie and STEP Supported Employment, to develop the guide so that employers could access a wide range of helpful information, all about supported employment, in one place.

Some of the topics the guide deals with include:


This section explains how you can make your recruitment process more accessible to people with disabilities. It also deals with advertising a vacancy in an accessible way and deals with some issues that may arise when interviewing a person with a disability for your job vacancy. Read more…

Day to day management

This section deals with some of the common issues and concerns an employer may have in the day to day management of a person with a disability.

It includes information about disability awareness training for management and employees, advice on training and induction, information on bullying and harassment, how to deal with grievances and disciplinary matters, managing performance and disability related works absences. Read more…


This section of the guide provides helpful information and resources available to employers on a wide range of disability and employment related matters.

It includes information on common disabilities and employment, frequently asked questions and a section about grants and schemes available to employers to recruit people with disabilities. Read more…

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