Building Disability Confidence

Inclusive Recruitment – Promoting Internship Programmes for Students with Disabilities in Asia

Inclusive Recruitment – Promoting Internship Programmes for Students with Disabilities in Asia

Sponsored by: The University of Hong Kong, Goldman Sachs, Nomura
Author: Kate Vernon, Katharine Nisbet
Published: Dec 2012
Available in English
This publication calls for companies to adopt a more inclusive approach to recruitment – and in particular to offer internship opportunities to students with disabilities. It looks at the context for students with disabilities in Hong Kong, the business case for recruiting students with disabilities, and provides recommendations on recruiting disabled interns and good practice in Asia.

How Hong Kong’s Universities Recruit, Admit and Support Students With Disabilities

How Hong Kong’s Universities Recruit, Admit and Support Students With Disabilities

Sponsored by: Community Business, CLP and UBS
Author: Louisa Mitchell, Civic Exchange
Published: March 2012
Available in English and Chinese
This research looks at how Hong Kong’s universities recruit, admit and support students with disabilities. It seeks to understand the status of students with disabilities in Hong Kong’s universities today – how many apply, whether they declare their disability, what their learning and living experience is like, the obstacles they have to overcome, whether they complete and how they transition into employment. It also makes suggestions for increasing their number and improving their university experience and transition into employment.

Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Country Views

Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Country Views

Sponsored by: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Published: February - March 2012
Available in English
The Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Country View is a series of publications for the Asia Region, covering China, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Singapore. This series is designed to give business managers and those responsible for their diversity and inclusion strategies in Asia a high level understanding of the key diversity issues pertinent to each country and serve as a knowledge resource for companies wanting to develop their diversity strategy. The Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Country View series focuses on key aspects of diversity including disability.. In so doing it draws on third party information sources as well as Community Business’ own extensive research and work in this area.

Towards Disability Confidence - A Resource Guide for Employers in Hong Kong and Singapore

Towards Disability Confidence - A Resource Guide for Employers in Hong Kong and Singapore

Sponsored by:
Lead Sponsor: American Express
Other Corporate Sponsors: Accenture, Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Herbert Smith, Moody's, Nomura, PepsiCo AMEA
Author: Kate Vernon
Published: April 2011
Available in English
This Resource Guide encourages and supports companies in Asia - particularly those in Hong Kong and Singapore - to address the subject of 'disability'. It looks at the business case, the cultural context in Hong Kong and Singapore, and provides recommendations on steps companies should take to allow people with disabilities to contribute - both as employees and customers. Along with the Guide, Community Business has created an Online Toolkit with guides, checklists and other resources designed to support companies become more disability confident.

Hong Kong Disability Resource Guide

Hong Kong Disability Resource Guide

Sponsored by: Merrill Lynch
In Partnership with: The Hong Kong Council of Social Services, Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities
Published: November 2008
Available in English and Chinese.
This publication is a valuable resource for companies looking to employ people with disabilities. In addition to providing a directory of key agencies in Hong Kong, it provides some guidelines on employing people with disabilities and features a number of case studies.