A2 Review article, Literature review, Systematic review
Työnantajayhteistyö ammatillisessa kuntoutuksessa ja tuetussa työllistymisessä : integroiva kirjallisuuskatsaus (2020)

Åkerblad, Leena; Haapakoski, Kaisa (2020). Työnantajayhteistyö ammatillisessa kuntoutuksessa ja tuetussa työllistymisessä : integroiva kirjallisuuskatsaus. Kuntoutus, 43 (3), 20-33.

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All authors or editors: Åkerblad, Leena; Haapakoski, Kaisa

Journal or series: Kuntoutus

ISSN: 0357-2390

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 43

Issue number: 3

Pages range: 20-33

Publisher: Kuntoutussäätiö

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

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In this integrative literature review, we explore how the relationship and cooperation between the employers and employment specialists have been described in the international vocational rehabilitation and supported employment literature. We examine, what kind of practices and strategies of cooperation have been assessed as functional and how the cooperative relationship is built and maintained. The data consisted of 19 texts published in academic journals and selected by using customized search criteria. The data was analyzed by applying the principles of thematic analysis. Four themes were identified. Essential practices of cooperation included entering and understanding the world of the employers and furthermore, finding mutual benefits and shared values through a consultative working approach. In building the cooperative relationship, maintaining long-term relationships as well as reliability and availability of the employment specialist were crucial. In addition, it appeared important that the service provider organizations ensure and provide the sufficient resources for the cooperation.

Keywords: vocational rehabilitation; job coaching; subsidised employment; employers

Free keywords: vocational rehabilitation; job coaching; supported employment; employer cooperation

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