Zain, a leading telecommunications company, is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion through its disability initiative, WE ABLE. As part of this initiative, Zain has developed a comprehensive guide to inclusive hiring that covers various aspects of the hiring and onboarding process to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities across all departments of the company, with the ultimate goal of increasing employment for people with disabilities across the company. This guide discusses appropriate interaction with people with disabilities, posting vacancies, interview processes, onboarding and reasonable accommodation. With this guide, Zain aims to create an inclusive and accessible environment that allows people with disabilities to thrive in their careers.
The guidelines on how to appropriately interact with people with disabilities provide Zain’s HR and hiring team with a framework to ensure that interactions with candidates and employees with disabilities are respectful and inclusive. They promote awareness and sensitivity to multiple needs and challenges, fostering a culture of respect and understanding throughout the hiring process.
When it comes to vacancy posting and interview processes, the guide ensures that job descriptions are inclusive and free of any bias or discriminatory language. It provides guidance on how to structure interviews and evaluate candidates fairly and equitably, taking into account individual capabilities and providing necessary adjustments.
The guide also addresses the onboarding process, emphasizing the importance of providing support and an inclusive work environment for new employees with disabilities. Describes best practices for creating customized onboarding plans and ensuring accessibility in orientation and training programs.