Norway faces challenges in ensuring inclusiveness of its labour market, notably with regards to people with disabilities. Only 45 % are currently employed. About 85 000 people with a disability are seeking for a job and no quota system exists. In addition, companies in Norway struggle to find qualified labour and need to activate a larger share of the potential workforce.
Ripples in the Water encourages employers to recruit people with disabilities by setting a methodological approach to recruitment and job matching. Candidates receive the training they need, and the employer is sure to hire a candidate that brings added value to his company. Close follow-up of both the employer and the candidate is ensured both before, during and after employment.
1700disabled people finding work each year
80%of candidates getting permanent positions
2000companies signing up to the program
More than 3 times increased
recruitment by companies who are part of the program, showing the positive effects of improving corporate social responsibility