Recruiting Day Verona 2018: a concrete opportunity

We’ve had already many chances to talk about the Diversity Day, the event that facilitates the direct and personal meeting among businesses and people with various disabilities who look for a job opportunity. Following the success of Rome and Milan, this year the Diversity Day adds a new destination to its “tour”: Verona. The city of Juliet, on November 7th, will host the Recruiting Day, a day of meetings and scheduled job interviews among prestigious businesses and people with a disability willing to be known beyond the same old resume.

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The Diversity Day in Milan

recruiting day: where and when?

The Recruiting Day will take place from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm in the wonderful Gran Guardia Palace, in the very heart of the city.  In addition to having individual job interviews with the businesses that will participate in the event (including, just to mention a few of them: Accenture, ENI, Tigotà, Decathlon, GSK, Marriott, LIDL, Umana, Unicredit), who will participate in the Recruiting Day will also have the chance to have access to industry expert advice to review their resume and prepare themselves to the meeting with their potential employers. Moreover, as it happened during the other editions of the event, also in Verona deaf people who will request it will have two LIS interpreters at their disposal. How to request this support? It’s easy: just send and e-mail to info@diversityday.it.

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how to register to the recruiting day?

To register to the Recruiting Day in Verona, from the official website  of the event, you can reach the online platform allowing to complete the registration process in a few steps, with the chance, for those who like it, to access also using their Facebook or LinkedIn profiles, so that some of the  required fields will be automatically filled in. My advice? If you have a well-curated and updated  LinkedIn profile (shouldn’t you have it, I suggest you to create one now, most of all if you’re looking for a job!), use that one: “social recruiting” is increasingly used by businesses!

Ready? Update your resume and LinkedIn profile, register to the event and… Good luck!

Inclusive Job Day: an opportunity for talents

Are you part of the so-called “protected categories” and are looking for a job? Save this date on your agendas: the Inclusive Job Day, which will take place in Milan, at the Acquario Civico, on March 19th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event, organized by Inclusive Mindset partnering with Comune di Milano, offers to people who are part of the “protected categories” (due to disability or other reasons) and to the foreigners the opportunity to meet prestigious businesses, even having job interviews.

Inclusive Job Day

The companies which have already confirmed their participation in Milan Inclusive Job Day include: Apple, Alten, Ferrovie dello Stato, Mapei, Costa Crociere, Pirelli and Percassi. The event is addressed both to people who have a diploma or a degree and/or a master’s degree, since the profiles the companies are willing to meet range from the most suitable for operational or administrative positions to those with a higher seniority, with managerial skills.

how to participate in the inclusive job day?

To participate in the Inclusive Job Day, you need to register for free on Inclusive Mindset website, create your profile filling all the required info (the same you’d be required by a job board) and confirm. Then, to sign up for the Inclusive Job Day, logout from the platform and login again and, selecting the “Eventi” folder, click on “Iscriviti” on the same line as the Inclusive Job Day.

Inclusive Job Day

As you can see on the above picture, to get prepared for the event, you can also particapate in a training session (always signing up online), on March 15th  at Fondazione Adecco per le Pari Opportunità: during this session, experts from Adecco will guide the candidates with tips on how to properly prepare to the Job Day.

It’s an important opportunity, at a time when, as some conventions I had the chance to attend in these weeks confirm, it seems that businesses are paying more attention to topics such as inclusion  and empowerment of diversity, in all its meanings: gender, ethnic group, religion, sexual preference, age, origin. Furthermore, a study by Boston Consulting confirms that businesses which are more willing to embrace diversity are also the most innovative ones.

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Then, update your resume and sign up now! See you there!

Diversity Day: businesses meet workers

We are all aware that, despite laws and measures aiming to facilitate the inclusion of disabled people in the world of work, for the so-called “protected categories”, it can be very hard to be attractive to businesses, apart from tax facilitations. So, I’m very pleased to talk about an event whose declared goal is to help disabled people and the “protected categories” access the work market through a direct contact with hiring managers: the Diversity Day, a career day exclusively addressed to these professional profiles.

Diversity Day 2017

diversity day: the event

The event takes place, on a yearly basis, in Rome and Milan, to cover the full Italian territory. The Milan phase, this year, will take place on Tuesday, June 5th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the Bocconi University, in the building in via Guglielmo Röntgen 1. During the day, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the businesses representatives, but also qualified recruiters, who can provide you with tips on how to build up an effective cv or get ready for a job interview. Furthermore, deaf people will have the chance to be supported by a LIS interpreter (to reserve this service, please send an e-mail request to info@diversityday.it).

Participation in the Diversity Day is free, upon registration (you can do it here). Those who will attend the event- always supported by Jobmetoo– will have the opportunity to meet representative of many top companies, operating in various industries: from Accenture to A2A, from Bayer to Capgemini, from Generali to Intesa San Paolo, just to mention some examples (you can find the complete list on the event website).

DIVERSITY DAY: the project

But the Diversity Day doesn’t end with the career days. The project goal is pursued all the year long, through a series of integrated services, ranging from the issue of job opportunities addressed to disabled people and protected categories to tutorship, from support for bureaucratic compliance and tax facilitations to financed training.

Diversity Day project

An important initiative, then. We hope it can grow, involving more and more companies and efficiently supporting the work inclusion of disabled people, not only in “low” positions, but also in roles requiring bigger responsibility. Because disability doesn’t necessarily mean inability and access to qualified and qualifying jobs is essential, as we’ve often stated, for the effective social inclusion of people with disability.

So, update your CVs, register to the Diversity Day and good luck!

Where do I find a job? The job boards for “protected categories”

We’ve talked about how to enrol in the lists of the “disability hiring quotas” and benefit from the advantages as per the 68/99 law. But, once you’ve enrolled, how to be aware of new job opportunities? In addition to the services offered by the employment centres, there are many specialised job boards issuing job opportunities addressed to the so-called “protected categories”, in addition to general job boards, where you can find job opportunities for all the workers (including “protected categories”).

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  • Categorie Protette al Lavoro (Protected Categories at Work), owned by Andrea Poletti & Associati, collects job opportunities addressed to disabled people. The new release of the website, “live” since a few days, in addition to the sections reserved to businesses and candidates, includes a section about news and law updates about disability hiring quotas.
  • Jobmetoo is an online staffing company, founded and leaded by Daniele Regolo, a deaf man with a long experience in designing solutions to facilitate a satisfying inclusion of disabled people in the world of work. Besides managing directly selections for their own customers, the website collects job opportunities issued by other staffing companies and head hunters. But the real distinguishing feature of the portal is the detail level of the profile of candidates who sign up to the website: filling in correctly all the requested info, it’s truly possible to find out the right job opportunity for your ambitions and effective capabilities. Moreover, the website is truly accessible for everyone thanks to the Farfalla Project, an add-on active on all its pages (you can identify it from the small wheel symbol), enabling to set the best visualization according to your specific needs. The offer is completed by a blog, constantly updated with articles, news, success stories of people that, thanks to Jobmetoo, have reached their professional goals.

So, let’s update your resume, register your profile, apply to the offers fitting with you and get ready for the interview!

Different abilities and work: the disability hiring quotas

Throughout the years, many laws have been issued in order to promote the access to work for disabled people, giving them the opportunity to carry out activities suitable for their residual working capacity. The most famous and mentioned of those laws is the 68/99 law, regulating the so-called “hiring quotas”, not just for disabled people (the so-called “protected categories” don’t include just disabled people, but also orphans and widows due to war or work, refugees and victims of terrorism or criminality). The law establishes, for businesses with more than 15 employees, the obligation to hire also workers with disability (whose quotas depend on the total workforce), choosing them from the ones included in the appropriate lists. How can you have access to this (little) advantage?

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  1. First, it’s essential to have a certificate attesting the invalidity and the final report, a document written by the same medical commission certifying the invalidity that aims to detail the residual working capacity of the person and the tasks he is suitable for. In order to request those documents, please refer to the INPS
  2. Then, go to the employment center of your area, bringing, in addition to the above documents, your identity card and fiscal code.
  3. You don’t need to bring certificates related to your qualifications (both educational and professional): self-certification is enough.

Once you enrolled in your province list, you’ll be contacted in case of opportunities suitable for your profile. When you get employed, your name is deleted from the list (since you’re not available anymore): should that employment relationship come to an end, you’ll have to enrol again, but it will take just a few minutes!

In the upcoming weeks, we’ll review together the private services (first of all, specialised job boards) helping the disabled people access the world of work.