Mastering DEI in the workplace: HR Locker Webinar | June 2023
In this webinar, Christabelle Feeney, Director of Employers for Change speaks with Crystel Robbins Rynne, Chief Operating Officer at HR Locker. The webinar looks at how HR professionals can master DEI in the workplace. Where to begin with creating a DEI strategy and how to utilise data on your DEI journey.
The Open Doors Initiative and Employers for Change appear before Oireachtas Committee | May 2023
Director of Employers for Change, Christabelle Feeney and Jeanne McDonagh, CEO, Open Doors Initiative appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Trade, Enterprise and Employment on 17 May 2023. The theme was the employment of people with disabilities, and we had a very engaged conversation with the committee members and our colleagues in NCBI. To view playback of the video of the meeting, please click here.
Open Doors written submission is available to download here.
Employers for Change Shortlisted in The Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards 2023 | May 2023
Employers for Change has been recognised by the Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards 2023 under the Best Diversity, Equity and Inclusion category.
Click here to learn more.
The HR Locker Podcast | May 2023
Christabelle Feeney, Director of Employers for Change, speaks to HR Locker about DEI in the workplace. She discusses the benefits of utilising a reasonable accommodation passport in creating truly inclusive work cultures and building for suture success.
To listen to the podcast please click here.
The Shortlist Podcast | April 2023
Christabelle Feeney, Director of Employers for Change talks to Johnny Campbell on The Shortlist about inclusive hiring, and how to build diversity, equity and inclusion into every step of your hiring process. How to make inclusion a reality in all aspects of the workplace and employment life cycle is also covered.
Focus on Diversity article | March 2023
What does your company’s hiring policy say about your company?
The article featuring Employers for Change discusses a number of myths about people with disabilities and employment, and reveals the realities as supported by research.
Read the article here.
Institute of Directors Blog post by Christabelle Feeney | January 2023
In this Institute of Directors Blog, Christabelle Feeney, Director, Employers for Change at the Open Doors Initiative discusses the positive business case for disability inclusion and inclusive recruitment practices.
Read the article here.
Employers for Change Speaks to Insight HR | December 2022
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In this podcast Christabelle speaks with Mary Cullen and Eoin Lyons about the positive steps organisations can take to be inclusive of disabled employees and potential employees with disabilities.
Inclusion should be embraced by organisations and allow employees and colleagues to bring their true, authentic selves to work and provide the opportunity for each individual to excel in their application, interview, onboarding and overall employment.
Listen back at https://insighthr.podbean.com/
Employers for Change were delighted to participate in the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) and FREE NOW Access Now conference | 10th February 2022
Employers for Change were delighted to participate in the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) and FREE NOW Access Now conference.
Our Director Christabelle Feeney She/Her sat on the second panel of the day alongside Joan Carthy, Patrick Flanagan Maeve Monaghan and Fergus Sharpe.
The panel spoke about the importance of educating audiences as a first step towards making transport accessible for all - looking to the workplace & day to day life where changes need to be implemented to achieve accessibility for all.
If you missed it, you can watch the panel discussion here.
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Launch of ‘The Future of Work and Disability - A Remote Opportunity’ research paper by Employers for Change and The Open Doors Initiative | November 2021
The research focuses on the impact of remote working on people with disabilities during Covid19 and was sponsored by Positive2Work Skillnet Ireland.
To cite: O’Donnell, Joan (2021): The Future of Work and Disability: A Remote Opportunity, Employers for Change & The Open Doors Initiative. Link.
Employers for Change and the Open Doors Initiative will launch ‘The Future of Work and Disability - A Remote Opportunity’, a research paper looking at the impact of remote working on disabled people during Covid19. The research was sponsored by Positive2Work Skillnet Ireland.
Christabelle Feeney, Director of Employers for Change at the Open Doors Initiative will launch the report alongside the research author Joan O’Donnell, Doctoral Researcher, Maynooth University & Author of Research, David Joyce, Equality & Development Policy Officer, Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Alexis Goldfarb, Senior Consultant, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Vice-President at Northern Trust Corporation and Julianne Duffy Gillen, Young Adult Mentor, Explore Programme, Chime
The research lays out a number of leverage points which are based on the principles of connecting, learning and accommodating. The Open Doors Initiative and Employers for Change will take these learnings and engage with employers to ensure that we are addressing the needs of employers and employees with disabilities.
Click here to read the report in full.
Employers for Change Social Talent Blog | October 2021
Christabelle Feeney, Director, Employers for Change discusses disability inclusion in the workplace in SocialTalent's October blog post. Read the article in full at https://www.socialtalent.com/blog/diversity-and-inclusion/disability-inclusion-in-the-workplace-with-christabelle-feeney
Employers for Change speaks to HRHeadquarters.ie | August 2021
Christabelle Feeney, Director, Employers for Change speaks to Declan Collins, HRHeadquarters.ie about the barriers facing people with disabilities as they access employment opportunities, employers obligations and practical steps employers can take to make their recruitment and employment practices more accessible and inclusive. Listen back at HRHeadquarters.ie
Employers for Change Media Coverage | July 2021
Employers for Change and Ibec published a policy paper with recommendations for government on increasing the employment of people with disabilities in Ireland. Read more about the policy paper in The Irish Times. Read the Policy Paper in full on the Ibec website.
Employers for Change Media Coverage | April 2021
Image from Launch of Employers for Change. Left to Right: Síne Breslin, Bank of Ireland, Christabelle Feeney, Director of Employers for Change, Francesca McDonagh, CEO Bank of Ireland and Sinéad Burke, CEO Tilting the Lens at the launch of Employers for Change
Employers for Change in Chambers Ireland In Business Magazine
Employers for Change Director, Christabelle Feeney spoke to Chambers Ireland In Business Magazine. Read the article now on page 50 of InBUSINESS Spring 2021.
Radio Kerry Interview
Director of Employers for Change, Christabelle Feeney spoke to Amber Galwey on Kerry Radio recently about the service.
Listen back here: In Business - April 8th, 2021 | RadioKerry.ie
Open Doors Initiative Mental Health & Working Life Seminar | April 2021
Open Doors seminar on Mental Health & Working Life took place on World Health Day 2021. The seminar coincided with the launch of the Open Door’s Mental Health Toolkit and Podcast series. As we continue to work remotely, many employees and job seekers are struggling with isolation and disconnect. The toolkit and podcasts offer support and advice for mental wellbeing during these challenging times.
Employers for Change media coverage | March 2021
Silicon Republic reports on Ireland’s new disability information service.
The Irish Examiner
The Irish Examiner reports on disability activist Sinéad Burke launching new initiative for inclusive employment.
Interview with Christabelle Feeney, Director of Employers for Change
Interview on the launch of the new service and how it can help employers recruit and retain people with disabilities to strengthen their workforce.
Employers for Change · Interview with Christabelle Feeney, Director of Employers for Change