Companies’ staff coach migrant professionals to help them integrate the local job market

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What it’s about

AN ONLINE COACHING followed by a ONE-DAY PHYSICAL WORKSHOP

In collaboration with the University of Geneva, we organise the pairing of 20 qualified refugee professionals (coachees) with 20 professionals willing to coach them among a company’s staff. The pairs will meet online for a 30-minute coaching session once every other week for 3 to 5 months.

The online coaching sessions will end with a one-day physical workshop at the company’s premises, as soon as the Covid-19 policies will allow it, where the pairs will meet physically and where the company will have the opportunity to hire potential candidates.

WHO ARE THE MIGRANT AND REFUGEE PROFESSIONALS ?

They are part of the 150 migrant and refugee professionals registered at the University of Geneva and enrolled into a program – called Horizon Académique – supporting their academic and professional integration. They have various qualifications, in many fields, gained in their home country or/and in Switzerland. Their language skills are very varied and their life experiences usually make them very determined and highly motivated candidates.

Diversity and CSR strategies

EXPOSURE TO PROFILES FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS

This workshop is a concrete initiative to develop a diverse workforce. Women and men from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds get into the company’s HR radars. Each company opens at least 2 internships or regular working contracts to recruit 2 partcipants.

INVESTMENT IN SOCIAL IMPACT

Implementing this project is an opportunity to be in line with the new regulation trends, in particular the counter-project adopted last November 29th, encouraging corporations to provide an annual non-financial report on the way they tackle social, environmental and human-rights issues, and their corresponding investments in these fields. Such project is a clear social and staff investment and could be reported as such. For more info : please see art. 964ter, al.1 and al.2 of Code des Obligations, the text will be definitively adopted if no referendum is raised within 100 days following the 29th November’s votation.

HOW WE ORGANISE THIS WORKSHOP IN YOUR COMPANY

This is a turnkey solution where we provide the following :

If you are a company willing to recruit qualified migrant and refugee professionals, please contact us:

Contact

Ms. Amal Safi ms.amal.safi@gmail.com
+41 79 272 52 49

Horizon Académique Uni Dufour, Rue Général-Dufour 24, 1204 Genève, +41 22 379 77 83

Pictures by Bertrand Carlier

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