Disability awareness & inclusion
The Group's recruitment policy includes nondiscriminatory hiring as well as disability awareness and inclusion.
Raising disability awareness
Talentéo: an inclusive partner
Over the years, SQLI has developed a solid relationship with the inclusive media agency Talentéo. This partnership enables:
- employees to share their thoughts on disability, recruiting, integration, and, of course, workplace experience;
- posting of all SQLI job openings that are open to disabled candidates.
European Disability Employment Week (EDEW)
Since 2019, SQLI has participated in European Disability Employment Week. At Group level, a focused communication and awareness-raising plan is implemented each year. During this week, SQLI also promotes its nondiscriminatory employment policy as well as open opportunities.
SQLI's goal is to help employees gain a better understanding of various disabilities and how workstations can be modified to allow persons with disabilities integrate. Through actual experiences, employees have a better knowledge of both obvious and invisible limitations.
Handikart: learning about disabilities through gaming
During European Disability Employment Week in 2019, SQLI hosted two events: 'HandiKart' and 'HandiQuizz.' In a Mario Kart competition with new challenges, the Group's agencies competed. Competitors had to learn to manage with simulated disabilities while playing alone and later in teams in order to win (inverted controls, playing with a single hand, sharing of controls as a team, and playing blind with a guide).
The competition's final round was conducted at the Levallois agency, in the presence of Paralympic table tennis champion Maxime Thomas, who spoke with SQLI's employees about his career as a high-level athlete after challenging the boldest of them to a game of table tennis.
A quiz was also held during the week, giving staff the opportunity to test their knowledge of various disabilities.
Escape Game takes place in a multiverse where people with impairments are the norm
SQLI developed a fully customizable digital escape game in 2020. Players could explore a new world where impairment was the norm on each day of European Disability Employment Week. Travelers had to adjust to five worlds dedicated to dyslexia, visual impairments, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, and multiple sclerosis in order to reach the destination of their multiverse voyage.
Each day, specialized material about one of the disabilities was delivered to the Group's employees in order to help them solve the puzzles and better comprehend these invisible disabilities.
Supporting disability-friendly organizations
SQLI prioritizes organizations that promote the employment of people with disabilities (known in France as 'Établissements de Service et d'Aide par le Travail' and 'Entreprises Adaptées') when purchasing various types of services and supplies, in accordance with its policy of non-discrimination and disability awareness and inclusion.