HR & disability : policies & practice in adult education institutes in Dublin and the surrounding area

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Coughlan, Daniel Luke
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MA Human Resource Management
Dublin Business School
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There are 600,000 people within Ireland who have a disability, this equates to roughly 13% of the population, and Dublin was among the top counties with a 14.9% disability rate. The purpose of this paper is to discover how HR processes work in tandem with people with disabilities who are in employment in both the public and private adult educational sector within Dublin and the surrounding area. In fact very little literature exists on the subject of HR processes and disability within the private sector in Ireland so this paper hopes to be a stepping stone to the insight to such processes as lined out within the content of this paper. Using inductive qualitative methods to gather and analyse the data, the researcher searched for themes linking processes between the institutes to unearth exactly how practice within these organisations work. Inductive through to deductive grounded theory were the steps to which the researcher moved from literature to deducing and interpreting findings.