The perception of disabled workers towards human resource managers. (case study of Agrifresh Nairobi- Kenya limited)

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
This study is meant to be a contribution by part of a wider group of scholars towards determining the perception of disabled employees towards human resource managers. It also sought to find out some of the challenges disabled persons face in the workplace and what their recommendations would be. The respondents were disabled persons who are• employed in Agrifresh Kenya limited. Data was collected using structured questionnaires. fifteen of the sampled questionnaires were completed. The findings of the study suggest that the disabled persons who are in ernploy111ent perceive the human resource managers in varied ways and this is greatly determined by the type of organization they are employed in and the type of disability they have. Regarding the disabled persons challenges in the workplace, each disability group is unique and has its special needs and challenges that are dictated by their disability type. The disabled persons to some extent do perceive the human resource managers negatively because they lee! that they do not understand their special needs. 57% of them believe that they have been denied job due to their disability. They do not find it difficult to get in paid employment because of the negative perceptions and attitudes towards them. However, as disabled persons they feel that they do deserve to be employed like any other person. From the study the researcher highly recommends that massive sensitization and awareness on disabilities in all sectors of the economy is absolutely necessary to change the negative attitudes and perceptions towards the disabled persons. In conclusion, further research is suggested to determine what actually influences the disabled persons perceptions of human resource managers.
A research report submitted to the College of Economics and Management in partial fulfillment for the award of the Degree of Bachelor of Human Resource Management of Kampala International University
disabled workers, human resource, Agrifresh Nairobi, Kenya