Discrimination in the world of work is largely explained by the lack of training in labor inclusion, says Armando Laborde, partner of the New Ventures organization. In other words, in Mexico there is a lot of training for business development, but not for insertion into decent employment for people of vulnerable groups.
“It is an issue that still needs a lot of work. Every entrepreneur deals with the basic part of talent in the sense that they must incorporate people, but no work has been done in a broad dimension on how to be a more inclusive company, how to avoid discrimination bias, how to have equitable labor policies and what advantages it has have a diverse workforce”, he explains in an interview.
From Armando Laborde’s point of view, business models should not only focus on utility, since the business development of the future should consider other elements, such as labor inclusion.
According to the consulting firm McKinsey, companies with diversity in their work teams are 25% more profitable than companies that do not promote an inclusive organizational culture.
Usually, the specialist underlines, the workshops for entrepreneurs focus on analyzing the profitability of the business and strengthening some points, but the issue of talent and the challenges for inclusion are a pending issue in training for the development of new businesses.
In this context, New Ventures and Fomento Social Citibanamex launched the EMPLOYING acceleration programwhich will offer workshops, personalized mentoring and support in business growth to entrepreneurs with projects that offer decent employment to people from vulnerable groups such as migrants, the LGBT+ community, the elderly, women, young people in the process of social reintegration, people with disabilities, among others. others.
The call is open until April 24 and the program will take place between May and November of this year and companies or organizations that have a business model that considers employing people from vulnerable groups or that train both excluded populations and companies and corporations in i issues can participate.labor inclusion.
“It is focused on an important social problem that is the lack of employment for vulnerable groups, that there are many who are disadvantaged to get a job,” says Armando Laborde.
At the end of the registration process, 50 projects will be selected to access intensive and practical training, also known as bootcampwhich includes four-week workshops with training on human resources and business model issues, with an emphasis on employability of vulnerable groups.
Subsequently, 10 projects will be selected for a more personalized accompaniment for four months in which they will have access to mentorships, workshops and face-to-face meetings with relevant actors on issues of labor inclusion.
“In the first place, we are going to present the relevance that labor inclusion has for society, you will hear testimonies from people who have been included. We are going to share successful experiences of projects that have been working on inclusion projects and we will have organizations specialized in these issues. We want to present them with the challenges and learnings so that they can advance a little faster in the incorporation of vulnerable groups”, detailed the New Ventures partner.
According to the National Council to Prevent Discrimination (Conapred), of the complaints filed in the last six years by Discrimination in the work area In the private sector, 60% of the cases have represented violations of the right to work and decent employment.