Career management: the transition process for workers with disability

Hannah Meacham, Timothy Bartram, Jillian Cavanagh

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The global job market is currently volatile and unstable, with career transitions becoming more frequent and clear career paths unpredictable. For people with a disability work can play a vital role in career development, by building a clear professional identity through work experience and higher levels of well-being. Management teams and organizations have limited understanding on how to support workers with disabilities and how to sustain this support to allow them to transition through job roles as part of career development. This chapter utilizes optimal distinctiveness theory as a social inclusion perspective to discuss management transition support for workers with disabilities through the lens of career construction and career adaptability. It outlines practical implications and worldwide transferrable recommendations to enable managers support workers with disabilities to perform their job roles and increase their knowledge and understanding to be able to transition between jobs to manage and create a career.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Disability at Work
EditorsSandra L. Fielden, Mark E. Moore, Gemma L. Bend
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783030429669
ISBN (Print)9783030429562
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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