Inclusive Job Design Methodology
Inclusive Job Design is a comprehensive term for an employer-oriented method to create permanent jobs for people with disabilities whose chances of competitive employment are limited - especially those that have a low level of education. Based on the needs and demands of an employer, the method implies the re-designing of work processes and the splitting of tasks, allowing highly qualified staff to be more available for the work for which they are trained.
Many service providers work in a ‘demand driven approach’. For them, ‘placing the person into work’ has a higher priority, compared to the needs and demands of the employer. In the methodology of Inclusive Job Design, attention is given to the person and to the employer.
HR manager: “This is the first time I learn about a method where there is an emphasis on our needs, as employers. We are going to implement this methodology throughout the entire organisation.”
Inclusive Job Design has been successfully applied in many different work settings, in industry, retail, hospitals and nursing homes as well as white-collar environments.
This method for sustainable job creation implies the re-designing of work processes and the splitting of tasks, allowing highly qualified staff to be more available for work for they are trained for. At the same time, the simple tasks for which they are overqualified will be combined into functions that are suitable for people with disabilities who are now outside the labour market: regular and lasting functions that will be part of the company.
Authorship: Brigitte van Lierop and Frans Nijhuis
The complete methodology is available online here.