THE COMPANY IS THE KEY
Facilitating the recruitment of people with a different ethnic background is not about charity. On the contrary. Many companies have a need to recruit, and describe that they have difficulty reaching the target group of foreign-born job seekers via their traditional recruitment channels. This is a huge waste of resources, both for companies, individuals and society.
Opportunity Day's idea is simple. It's about showing the benefits, the business benefit and the societal benefit of diversity. Next, we exist to lower the thresholds to recruit in new networks by giving companies and jobseekers the means to meet. Our watchwords are to: 1. go from thought to action, and 2. talk about opportunities instead of problems.
“The idea is simple. It is about inspiring and facilitating companies to make good choices. Facilitating the recruitment of people with a different ethnic background is not about charity. On the contrary. We lose an infinite amount of resources because a large group is outside the labor market. We want to draw employers' attention to skills that "are packaged differently" than the CVs you normally look at. It can be about other language skills, other educations and universities you don't recognize, as well as employers and references from other countries."
Helena Lindahl, initiator of Opportunity Day
jobs go through contacts (source: Statistics Sweden 2010)
Research shows that companies that work with diversity have 35% greater chance of making financial gains. (source: Why diversity matters, McKinsey & Co)
THIS IS WHAT SOME OF OUR PARTNERS SAY ABOUT THEIR COMMITMENT:
As a partner for Opportunity Day you are given the opportunity to participate in our events, book internal lectures, engage employees in volunteer work, come to partner meetings, be seen in exposure, take part in recruitment assistance and more. Choose between standard partnerships or contact us for a tailored collaboration.