The main objective of the authors of the foregoing article is the design of a diagnostic tool, adjusted to the reality of Polish enterprises, that will make possible the determination of the enterprise capacity in the area of disability management and directions of future development. The tool will take the form of a reference list. It will provide the means to evaluate solutions and practices used in the organization. It will offer an objective picture of the current situation and will allow to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the organization from the point of view of disability management strategy. All that complete the list of questions will receive feedback – both quantitative and qualitative – commensurate with the results of the analysis. The tool will be adjustable depending on the level of knowledge of the management in charge of recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities, enterprise financial resources, its size, industry and type of ownership. To develop the tool, a survey study was conducted in enterprises not employing people with disabilities. The aim of the survey was to determine the level of knowledge and competences of managers in charge of recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities. The article presents only part of the analysis of the level of awareness of HR professionals (compared to other managers in charge of employment) working in enterprises not employing people with disabilities with regard to: definition of a person with disabilities, degrees and causes of disability; working time of people with disabilities; matching jobs and adapting workstations to the needs and capabilities of people with disabilities. Studies of enterprises employing people with disabilities are planned in the future.
Polak-Sopinska, A., Wisniewski, Z., & Jedraszek-Wisniewska, M. (2015). HR Staff Awareness of Disability Employment as Input to the Design of an Assessment Tool of Disability Management Capacity in Large Enterprises in Poland. Procedia Manufacturing, 3, 4836–4843. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2015.07.597