Allegis Services (India) Pvt. Ltd., the Indian arm of the Allegis Group, a leading talent staffing and recruitment services firm, had become the best-practice advisor on enabling disability inclusion. With a large internal workforce that provided contract staffing and permanent hiring, they provided a template for various organizations that wanted to bring talent with disability into their workforce. Slowly and steadily, there was an increase in the number of people with disability inducted into formal white-collar jobs within Allegis and the clients it serviced. However, some challenges persisted. Given the accommodation requirements for hiring persons with disability, Allegis’ clients questioned the business benefits of being disability inclusive. A few organizations struggled to enable their hires, resulting in a few people with disability opting out of jobs in large and reputed organizations.
The case broadens the scope of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) agenda within organizations by focusing on the dimension of enabling disability inclusion. The case helps debate the need for disability inclusion, the enabling systems and mindsets to be truly disability-inclusive, and its intangible benefits for organizations.Read more