To tap into everyone's talent, we need to make our labour market more inclusive.

Can you imagine a world where everyone has a chance to realise their talent and potential? For most of us, having a job is a regular part of our daily lives. We take working and pursuing a career for granted. But among us, there are those for whom finding a job remains a distant dream that is beyond their reach.

People with a disability face hurdles many of us are not even aware of. Our societies tend to undervalue their contribution by equating their employment with charity. And while working is often perceived through the lense of economics only, it is about much more than just that.

The benefit of having a job is also about feeling rewarded, about mental health, self-confidence, personal fulfillment and ultimately about happiness.

We believe that all people should be given the opportunity to be part of the workplace without being held back by artificial barriers and boundaries. The Adecco Group Foundation in Spain has launched today the Filter against labels campaign through which we get to see what life would look like if labour inclusion was not a form of charity but rather a fundamental right.

Our Commitment to Do More

To mark the International Day of People with Disability (3 December) and to further build on our commitment to inclusion, The Adecco Group has joined The Valuable 500 initiative. This initiative is a global movement dedicated to placing disability on the business leadership agenda.

Joining this campaign presents a great opportunity to intensify The Adecco Group’s engagement with employers to develop programmes and pathways that embrace diverse talent. We will reduce barriers to workforce both by strengthening people’s employability through training and by adapting our own employment policies and practices.

The Adecco Group will fight for more inclusive employment worldwide and share our best practices through, for instance, our membership in the ILO Global Business and Disability Network. Our commitment is to continue to challenge ourselves and others, push boundaries, and strive to be at the forefront of delivering better futures for all.

For more information about The Valuable 500 initiative, please see here.


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