Creating an environment which supportive of disabled people is crucial in ensuring a successful employment experience. The direct line manager or supervisor is crucial in being a role model and setting team expectations. The material contained in this section arms line managers (supervisors) with the tools and information to make this a success.
The 'Manager’s Guide: Disability in the Workplace - A best practice approach to recruiting, retaining and managing employees with disability'
This guide is based on a publication by the Employers’ Forum on Disability (UK) and has been developed for the New Zealand market by Workbridge.
Topics covered in the Manager’s guide include:
- Reasonable accommodation
- Recruiting new team members
- Induction period
- Managing performance
- Managing disability related absence
- Disciplinary and grievance process
- Promotion and ending employment
This booklet is available free from Workbridge. Copies and a Word.doc version of the Manager's guide are available by clicking here. This will bring up an email for you to complete with your name, contact details and how many booklets you require.
The Well-Being Resource Book for New Managers: An Essential Guide to Mental Health and Wellbeing
This resource was designed and produced in response to requests by local managers in Northumberland (UK). If you're starting a new management post, this booklet can ease you through the process of taking on your new role with the aim of promoting the well-being of others and yourself.
Topics in the Resource guide cover:
- What it means to be a Good Manager
- Stress Management
- Managing Sickness Absence
- Useful Sources of Information
Download the free resource: The Well-Being Resource Book for New Managers (PDF, 1.0MB)
MINDFUL EMPLOYER Line Managers' Resource - 2011 edition
This brand new resource has contributions from line managers in a range of businesses and organisations, a Foreword by Dame Carol Black, National Director for Health & Work and David Frost, Director General British Chamber of Commerce and comments from Dr Steve Boorman and others.
The guide provides practical information and advice covering:
- Mental health conditions & recovery
- Mentally healthy workplaces
- The importance of talking in the workplace
- Keeping in touch during sickness absence
- Planning a return to work & reasonable adjustments
- Sources of other information, help and training