Microsoft Supported Employment: Toolkit
This free and open-source toolkit includes a library of helpful documents that other companies can use as a resource for launching a similar program. We encourage organizations to use this toolkit to open the door to employment opportunities for individuals with I/DD. Stay tuned for updates.
HR and new manager training
Microsoft has produced training for use by new managers and Human Resources teams. The goal of this training is to provide an understanding of the program as well as tools to effectively work with and manage Supported Employees.
Set the stage for growth
The manager plays a key role in assisting your Supported Employee’s career growth and progression. By using open and respectful dialog, a manager can facilitate this during the onboarding process by setting expectations and identifying goals to strive for during their employment.
Empower Growth addresses how a manager can collaborate with a Supported Employee to achieve their growth goals. Tips include having regular check-ins, acknowledging positive skill development in the moment, and utilizing the skills of the job coach.
A story of success
When she started working, Nicole’s job was to roll silverware. Learn about Nicole’s growth from those humble beginnings to her current role in the sandwich station, where she prepares 150 sandwiches for her customers at lunchtime. She is looking forward to building her knife skills and further developing her career.