Zero Project 2020/2021
Egalite Inclusion & Diversity is a Brazilian social business that has developed an online recruitment platform, incorporating a behavioural profile evaluation tool and free e-learning courses adapted for persons with disabilities. The platform uses an algorithm to calculate the best opportunity for each candidate, based on location, education, salary, expertise, and behavioural profile. From 2015 to 2019, Egalite has helped to employ over 7,000 persons with disabilities in 20 states in Brazil.
Brazilian law requires companies of a certain size to hire persons with disabilities, but stigma, lack of access, and poor hiring practices limit the number of people employed.
Egalite’s online platform prepares, recruits, and evaluates candidates with disabilities. The platform offers free e-learning courses in interview skills, public speaking, and other skills. Candidates also complete a behavioural profile. This generates one of 3,125 possible profiles, which is then combined with the platform’s job search algorithm, taking into account location, education, and other factors.
The quota law in Brazil requires companies with over 100 employees to include from 2% to 5% of people with disabilities in its workforce, and companies that do not comply with the law are required to pay a fine. Consequently, there is a significant demand for the matchmaking service offered by Egalite.
The website has various accessibility features, such as compatible screen readers, and also offers sign language. Candidates recruited through the Egalite platform have an average annual income 76 per cent higher than the minimum wage (120 per cent, when benefits are included). Egalite currently has 65,000 candidates in its database.
Egalite´s services are fully funded by companies paying recruitment fees based on the salary of the job opportunity. There is no charge to jobseekers with disabilities.
From 2015 to 2019, Egalite has helped to employ over 7,000 persons with disabilities in 20 states in Brazil.
The average wage of people recruited through the platform is 120 percent higher than minimum wage when including benefits
Egalite currently has 65,000 candidate profiles in its database in Brazil
By 2025, Egalite hopes to have 400,000 candidates in its database and 50,000 people hired.
We are looking for organizations active in the field of inclusive recruitment (intermediaries), willing to expand their impact by licencing and using our online recruitment technology.
Egalite is replicating through a licensing model with local partners willing to develop and improve their inclusive recruitment services.
Partners benefit from:
- Bringing business advantage through assertive recruitment of PwD;
- Behavioral profile test and AI match;
- Platform built specifically for PwD;
- Flexible technology that can be adapted to different languages and cultures;
- Learning community to exchange best practices in inclusion.
Guilherme Braga, Founder & CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org