EMPLOYING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: ARE THEY COMPETENT AND PERFORMED?

Dina Sartika, Aulia Devita

Abstract


The implementation of diversity management becomes a challenge for the company, primarily to employ those with physical disabilities. There is a stereotype in Indonesian society that those people are not able to work, especially in the formal sector due to their lack of competences that results in their low performance. Unfortunately, studies regarding the effect of competency towards employee performance of employees with disabilities have been very limited. This study aims at determining the influence of competency towards the performance of employees with disabilities in Thisable Enterprise. Data was conducted through a survey of 64 employees who are blind and deaf. Furthermore, the hypothesis test was carried out using multiple linear regression analysis. The results show that employees with disabilities in Thisable Enterprise have good competencies, consisting of intellectual competence, emotional competence, and social competence. The results of self-assessment, customer assessment, and evaluations from supervisors also showed that employee with a disability was able to provide good performance. Finally, the positive influence of intellectual competencies on performance was confirmed.


Keywords


Competence; Performance; Employee with Disabilites; Diversity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24198/jbm.v21i1.443

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