Improvement and Use of Social Skills in the Labor Market for People with Physical Disabilities
Brian Phillips, Ph.D., CRC, University of Wisconsin-Madison
All work is social. Even isolated jobs have some interpersonal aspects. In this presentation, Dr. Phillips will talk about multiple efforts to address and understand the use of social skills in the labor market. These include the pilot of a randomized controlled trial in which soft skills training used with college students with disabilities. We also present findings on the use of social capital and social role to influence starting wage for people with disabilities. Finally, we will briefly discuss new ways for modeling workplace social effectiveness.