Disability inclusion involves creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and a workplace that offers opportunities for all employees to reach their potential and expand their knowledge, subsequently creating an innovative and forward-thinking team. Employees of such companies are more likely to experience increased job satisfaction, higher levels of trust, and be more engaged. With a shared understanding of disability inclusion, an entire organisation becomes better equipped to excel at every level.
With over 10 years of experience, Grow Right is intent on Human Capital Development. Driven by their passion to transform and drive the economy of tomorrow, they have a vision to Engage, Develop, Grow and Empower.
“We believe that the jobs of tomorrow are evolving, so too should the skills development delivery of today. Learning provides a competitive edge in an outsourced, automated economy and companies play a vital role in shaping the future of learning. Disruption in any industry is a process, not a one-time event, and with so much change on the horizon, it is imperative that organisations harness learning to stay in the game by developing effective, impactful, learning solutions that keep pace with technology and change learning behaviour.” This is Grow Right’s ethos.
Grow Right has implemented various learnerships and programmes or campaigns to promote and empower companies to improve disability inclusion such as Disability Awareness and Sensitisation and Creating A Diverse, Equal and Inclusive Workplace For High Performance. These initiatives provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to obtain accredited qualifications and pursue successful careers.
Grow Right specialises in the placement and integration of individuals, including individuals living with disabilities, across various levels of skill and experience in all sectors.
Grow Right’s learnerships provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to obtain accredited qualifications and pursue successful careers. Through Disability Awareness and Sensitisation Workshops, Grow Right will ensure both individuals with disabilities as well as the organisation’s employees are sensitised towards acceptance and debunking the myths about people living with disabilities.
The programme teaches the appropriate behaviour towards persons with disabilities, so that they are not treated in a condescending, inappropriate or prejudicial way.
Grow Right specialises in the placement and integration of individuals, including individuals living with disabilities, across various levels of skill and experience in all sectors. With due regard for clients’ requirements, they actively source candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds and put them forward for suitable positions within a corporate working environment.
Over 10 years of experience and a heart-to-heart approach has equipped Grow Right and their staff with the knowledge and expertise to fully understand recruitment and business needs, ensuring that the pool of candidates is of the highest calibre.
Recruitment is one of Grow Right’s passions and they aim to place a strong focus on building relationships with both the candidate and their employer in order to offer continuous support and guidance long after the initial intervention.
Topics covered in the programme include:
- What is a Disability
- Types of Disabilities
- Disability Exclusions
- Breaking down the Barriers
- Debunking the myths and overcoming the stigma associated with Disabilities.
- Mental Health is the new Wellness.
- Managing Mental Illness in the Workplace.
- Interaction, behaviour, ethics and terminology
- Disability statistics in SA
- Disclosure Process
- Reasonable Accommodation and Accessibility
- Impact Motivation
Creating A Diverse, Equal and Inclusive Workplace For High Performance
In today’s business world, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) are often treated as buzzwords that regularly amount to little more than mandatory annual training. However, the reality is that when you make DEIB a priority, every facet of your organisation benefits, including the bottom line.
Furthermore, DEIB programmes are an essential aspect of building an engaged and happy workforce. Organisations with strong diversity climates are more likely to have employees with increased job satisfaction, higher levels of trust, and a more engaged workforce.
With a shared understanding of DEIB, an entire organisation becomes better equipped to excel at every level of the business. It’s not just about creating awareness, but changing perspectives, behaviour, and corporate culture to essentially break down the walls of perceived differences.
Grow Right offers a transformational DEIB programme with a fresh new outlook that focusses on all the necessary touchpoints of an organisation to develop a more inclusive culture. Embracing this journey will ensure an understanding of DEIB across all organisational levels, educate managers and supervisors on the importance of DEIB and empower Leaders to establish an integrated framework for DIEB in the workplace. In turn it enhances the overall productivity, efficiency and drive of your workforce, inevitably shaping a healthier well-balanced environment geared for success.
The programme is implemented in stages over a predetermined timeline across the entire organisation at all its levels. As a whole it provides a long list of benefits for both the employees and the businesses who employ them. Employees in a company with higher DEIB will have access to a variety of different perspectives, backgrounds, experiences and worldviews which is highly beneficial when it comes to planning and executing a business strategy. When these various perspectives combine, they often come together in novel ways, opening doors to innovation, improved decision-making, faster problem-solving and ultimately better results.
Furthermore, employee engagement is a direct outcome of diversity and inclusion, and the formula is rather simple – when employees feel included, they are naturally more engaged. DEIB in the workplace causes all employees to feel accepted and valued, leading to higher levels of overall happiness and an increased commitment to their work, their employer and the brand they represent.
Topics covered in the programme include:
- The difference between Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB)
- The importance of DEI as a global trend
- The roles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in creating a high performance workplace
- Eight reasons for creating a DEI workplace
- How to create a DEI workplace in a positive and constructive manner
- The challenges that must be overcome when creating a DEI workplace
- How to overcome individual and organisational resistance to DEI
- The consequences of ignoring or avoiding DEI
- Best practices for changing your workplace culture
- The benefits of a DEI workplace
In our current and future economy, businesses need to shift their mindset and focus on what people can do – rather than on what they cannot do.
Improving DEIB in the workplace should also embrace individuals living with disabilities and include giving all workers the same rights and opportunities. Grow Right aims to offer these programmes in order to help eradicate unnecessary stigma and bias, to make a successful and equal working environments for all.