If you have any questions about the Fair Opportunity Inclusive Recruitment Event,
please contact Ivy Wong at Community Business.
Programme Associate, Disability
Tel: +852 2201 1889
The Fair Opportunity Inclusive Recruitment Event is organised by Community Business. Community Business is a leading non-profit organisation focusing on corporate social responsibility and a thought leader in diversity and inclusion in Asia. We are dedicated to supporting the corporate sector in Asia embrace diversity and create inclusive workplaces in order to drive enhanced business performance. We do this by conducting research, facilitating events and networks, leading campaigns and providing consultancy and training.
Inclusive Recruitment Event for students with disabilities
This Fair Opportunity Inclusive Recruitment Event is our second event of its kind. We held our first event in March 2013, with 10 Participating Companies and over 40 students. In 2014 we are looking to extend our reach and increase our impact, providing a platform for more employers to position themselves as an employer of choice for disabled talent and attracting more students with disabilities to attend.
Details of the Event:
See details of our March 2013 event, Open to You.
Feedback and Impact:
Executive Director, Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs
"Open to You, was a great platform for us to be able to profile ourselves as employers who are looking for applicants with disabilities... it’s able to connect employers interested in hiring people with disabilities along with students with disabilities who are interested in finding work…I think for any company who’s thinking about employing people with disabilities, this is a great first step to learn more and to become involved. The good thing is there’s no commitment…we’re not saying that you must hire 3 people at the end of this event. So you go out there, you experiment, you learn."
Graduate from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
"Due to my disability, I was very worried about my future. I have been trying to look for a job and sent many application letters but I never heard back from anyone. .. I feel very lucky to have an opportunity to join Open to You Inclusive Recruitment event.. The event is very meaningful and it is really an unforgettable experience. Through this event, I met with many managers and express myself to them...Finally I got this offer and I have an internship in a bank."
Looking for a job and starting out on your career can be daunting whoever you are. But if you have a disability or long-term health condition you may have some particular questions or concerns. What are the exact requirements of the role and will I be able to fulfil them? Will the company be supportive and provide me with the specific accommodations or flexibility I need? What will be the prevailing culture or attitude towards people like me? If these questions sound familiar, then this event is for you.
Fair Opportunity Inclusive Recruitment Event for Students with Disabilities is targeted at students who are currently studying at university or have just graduated. You may already be interested in a career in the corporate sector and want to put yourself forward – or may just want to explore the opportunities and find out more.
At this targeted event, you will have the opportunity to meet with leading employers committed to inclusive recruitment, be inspired and learn from the experience of others and talk directly to corporate representatives about career opportunities at their companies and the kind of support they provide.
There’s no doubt that a career in the corporate sector can be intellectually challenging. A strong academic background and the determination to succeed are a must. You should either be studying or have studied up to associate degree or high diploma level. In selecting students to participate in the event, we will be looking for, but not exclusively screening on: your academic qualifications, extra curricular activities, work experience (if any) and your reasons for applying.
We may relax these criteria if there are extenuating circumstances. For example, you may like us to consider something that has affected your academic results. On the application form, you’ll find a section that allows you to do this.
Are you smart, determined, resourceful but concerned whether a career in the corporate sector is for you?
If you have a disability you may be concerned whether a career in the corporate sector is for you. The good news is that in their quest to identify the best and brightest talent, a growing number of companies in Hong Kong are recognising that it’s important to remove barriers to inclusion and focus on what you can do – rather than what you can’t.
Community Business is delighted to be partnering again with Hong Kong’s top universities and leading companies to deliver its second inclusive recruitment event for students with disabilities – Fair Opportunity.
Fair Opportunity Inclusive Recruitment for Students with Disabilities
Friday 26 September 2014
1pm – 6pm
Fair Opportunity is designed to build your confidence in applying for a job in the corporate sector and to address concerns you may have in relation to managing your disability in the workplace so that you can make the most of your potential.
With participation by leading companies in Hong Kong, you will have the opportunity to meet companies committed to removing barriers to inclusion for disabled talent and understand the support that is available to you.