Organisational Workplace Adjustments Survey
Thank you for considering participation in this study. Following is a detailed description of the study. Please press the "Next" button at the bottom of the page if you agree to participate. Participation should take no more than 10-15 minutes.
If you require an alternative method to complete this survey (e.g. printed copy) or have other issues with accessing the survey, please contact Dr Raymond Harbridge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 9035 4884.
Plain Language Statement - The Effect of Workplace Adjustment Characteristics on recruitment and retention of people with disabilities in organisations.
Dear Sir / Madam,
We invite you to take part in a study being conducted by the Centre for Workplace Leadership. The Centre is funded by the Department of Employment and The University of Melbourne. This study is being partly funded by a grant of $28,854 from the Disability Research Initiative within The University of Melbourne. The responsible researcher is Dr Jesse Olsen.
The purpose of this research project will be to improve access and inclusion for people with disabilities in organisations. The research will use an instrument (the Access and Inclusion Index) to: (a) assess the effectiveness of workplace adjustment characteristics on the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities within organisations; and (b) identify ways in which organisations can improve their accessibility and inclusion. Workplace adjustments vary widely but could include desktop technologies, handrails, ramps, working time flexibility etc. Characteristics of workplace adjustments include items such as timeliness and appropriateness.
You are being asked to complete an on-line survey regarding workplace adjustments. Please provide your honest opinion. This survey, which will take no more than 10 - 15 minutes to complete, is entirely voluntary. You may withdraw your responses at any time prior to submitting the survey. You are free to withdraw from the project at any stage if you feel uncomfortable.
All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Please be assured that all information you may provide will be strictly confidential, subject to legal restrictions. Any personal information collected will be used for coding purposes only. We will separate any information identifying you or your organisation, and store them separately. Only the researchers involved in the project will have access to the information in this survey, and all information will be stored in compliance with University of Melbourne guidelines for a minimum period of FIVE years after publication before being destroyed. The results of this survey will be examined and presented at a summary level only. Where examples are given in our reports, pseudonyms will be used to conceal your identity. The results of the research will be disseminated by AND back to member organisations by way of a short report.
For more information, you may contact the researchers at the Centre for Workplace Leadership, Dr Jesse Olsen on (03) 8344 1443 or Dr Raymond Harbridge on (03) 9035 4884, Assoc Prof Susan Ainsworth on (03) 9035 5639, Dr Josh Healy on (030 83447953) or Dr Ruth Williams on (03) 8344 9793.
This research project has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of The University of Melbourne. HREC no: 1647514.2. If you have any concerns or complaints about the conduct of this research project, which you do not wish to discuss with the research team, you should contact the Manager, Human Research Ethics, Office for Research Ethics and Integrity, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010. Tel: +61 3 8344 2073 or Email: HumanEthicsemail@example.com. All complaints will be treated confidentially. In any correspondence please provide the name of the research team or the name or ethics ID number of the research project.Thank you once again for your assistance.
Dr Jesse Olsen