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 NEWS | Employers for Change speaks to HRHeadquarters.ie August 2021

Christabelle Feeney, Director, Employers for Change speaks to Declan Collins, HRHeadquarters.ie about the barriers facing people with disabilities as they access employment opportunities, employers obligations and practical steps employers can take to make their recruitment and employment practices more accessible and inclusive. Listen back at HRHeadquarters.ie 

NEWS | Employers for Change Media Coverage July 2021

 

Employers for Change and Ibec published a policy paper with recommendations for government on increasing the employment of people with disabilities in Ireland. Read more about the policy paper in The Irish Times. Read the Policy Paper in full on the Ibec website.

NEWS | Employers for Change Media Coverage April 2021

Image from Launch of Employers for Change. Left to Right: Síne Breslin, Bank of Ireland, Christabelle Feeney, Director of Employers for Change, Francesca McDonagh, CEO Bank of Ireland and Sinéad Burke, CEO Tilting the Lens at the launch of Employers for Change Image from Launch of Employers for Change. Left to Right: Síne Breslin, Bank of Ireland, Christabelle Feeney, Director of Employers for Change, Francesca McDonagh, CEO Bank of Ireland and Sinéad Burke, CEO Tilting the Lens at the launch of Employers for Change 

Employers for Change in Chambers Ireland In Business Magazine

Employers for Change Director, Christabelle Feeney spoke to Chambers Ireland In Business Magazine. Read the article now on page 50 of InBUSINESS Spring 2021.

Radio Kerry Interview

Director of Employers for Change, Christabelle Feeney spoke to Amber Galwey on Kerry Radio recently about the service.
Listen back here: In Business - April 8th, 2021 | RadioKerry.ie 

NEWS | Open Doors Initiative Mental Health & Working Life Seminar

Open Doors seminar on Mental Health & Working Life took place on World Health Day 2021. The seminar coincided with the launch of the Open Door’s Mental Health Toolkit and Podcast series. As we continue to work remotely, many employees and job seekers are struggling with isolation and disconnect. The toolkit and podcasts offer support and advice for mental wellbeing during these challenging times.

 NEWS | Employers for Change media coverage March 2021

Silicon Republic

Silicon Republic reports on Ireland’s new disability information service.

The Irish Examiner

The Irish Examiner reports on disability activist Sinéad Burke launching new initiative for inclusive employment.

Interview with Christabelle Feeney, Director of Employers for Change

Interview on the launch of the new service and how it can help employers recruit and retain people with disabilities to strengthen their workforce.

Employers for Change · Interview with Christabelle Feeney, Director of Employers for Change

EVENT | 5th July 2021

Accessible Documentation and Assistive Technology Seminar with Brendan McGuigan. Dyslexia Coordinator and AT Specialist at the Dyslexia Association of Ireland. Event hosted by Employers for Change and supported by Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

Employers for Change will host a seminar on 'Accessible Documentation & Assistive Technology' facilitated by Brendan McGuigan, Adult Dyslexia Coordinator and AT Specialist, Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAT)*.

Before joining DAI, Brendan was an Assistive Technology Tutor with a Third Level Irish Institution supporting a wide range of physical and neurological learning disabilities. With ten years of experience working in the Assistive Technology field, Brendan's approach is person-centred, being mindful of fitting the technology around the individual.

In this seminar, Brendan will look at the various accessibility measures already available in some of the programmes we already use. Brendan will also give an outline of the assistive technology that employers can use to accommodate the needs of employees and create a more accessible workplace.

Live captioning will be provided. Please email info@employersforchange.ie regarding accommodations and any other queries.

Register on Eventbrite.

*The Dyslexia Association of Ireland is a national charity that provides information, assessments for dyslexia and dyscalculia, tuition for children and adults, training for teachers, parents and others and advocacy by campaigning for the needs of those with dyslexia.

EVENT | 10th June 2021

Mental Health Awareness at Work: Understanding and Supporting Employees with Rehab Group on 10th June at 10am with Employers for Change. Supported by Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and the Open Doors InitiativeDuring pandemics, many people experience higher levels of anxiety, depression, stress, and sleep problems. Employees with pre-existing mental health conditions experience the largest increases in these symptoms. (Neelam, Duddu, Anyim, Neelam, & Lewis, 2021)

Rehab Group in partnership with Employers for Change is providing a bite-sized virtual information session on 'Mental Health Awareness at Work: Understanding and Supporting Employees'.

Participants will:

• Gain an understanding of mental health and mental health conditions

• Increase awareness of possible job accommodations for people who have mental health conditions.

Live Captioning will be provided. Please email info@employersforchange.ie should you require accommodations.

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EVENT | 31st May 2021

Inclusive Recruitment: Disability Awareness Training on 31st May at 2pm with Stephen Kelly, MD of Ability Focus. Supported by Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and Open Doors Initiative.

Employers for Change will host a Disability Awareness seminar on Inclusive Recruitment, facilitated by Stephen Kelly, MD Ability Focus. 

Stephen Kelly is the Managing Director of Ability Focus and an experienced Disability Inclusion Specialist, drawing on over fifteen years of experience in the recruitment, training, and supported employment sectors.

Stephen has advised multinational organisations and large public bodies in best practice disability inclusion, trained Government representatives, and delivers disability awareness training to individuals and organisations throughout Ireland on a weekly basis.

In this session, Stephen will give tips on building an inclusive recruitment process with a key focus on disability.

Live Captioning will be provided. Please email info@employersforchange.ie should you require accommodations.

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 EVENT | 5th May 2021

Image with photograph on right of Adam Harris, CEO AsIam wearing a navy suit and light blue shirt. Supported by Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and Open Doors Initiative. Understanding Disability: Awareness Training will take place at 1pm on Wednesday 5th May

Join Employers for Change and Adam Harris, CEO AsIam to improve your understanding of disability and build your awareness.

Facilitating the workshop is Adam Harris, Founder, and CEO of AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity. Adam set up AsIAm based on his own experiences growing up as a young autistic person in Ireland. A Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awardee, Adam is a frequent contributor to media and conferences in Ireland and overseas. He has also sat and advised on many government consultative and policy committees on disability rights and inclusion. Adam was appointed to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in July 2020.

Live Captioning will be provided. Please email info@employersforchange.ie should you require accommodations.

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