.SEEPH 2020: a week dedicated to the integration of disabled people
Between 16 and 22 November 2020, the European Week for the Employment of People with Disabilities took place. Women and men who are a driver of enrichment for our Group and for society.
published on 11/25/2020
Women and men who are a driver of enrichment for our Group and for society.
Armonia ever faithful to its comittments, has a proactive Human Resources policy to foster integration of people with disabilities. Today, 250 employees are supported by dedicated and committed disability advisors within each of the Armonia Group's brands.
On the occasion of this 24th edition of the SEEPH, specific and collective actions deployed by the Group's Disability Missions were presented throughout the week.
Here is a closer look at some of the actions that have been implemented in the Group
Phone Régie : Se dépasser pour aider
“Se Dépasser pour aider”, Maguy Bastien, Head of the Phone Régie branch in Rouen, unveiled her next adventure to the Handisolidaires Mission.
From 28th February to 6th March 2020, Maguy Bastien, accompanied by her sister, undertook a 100% female trek in the Maroccan desert: a 25 km walk per day for a week for charity.
this project propotes a true spirit of mutual assistance, surpassing oneself, perseverance and solidarity, transcending traditional notions of disability.
Find out more about this adventure here by watching this video.
Facilitess : Café Joyeux
Facilitess has set up a strong partnership with Café Joyeux Champs Elysées, the first family of café-restaurants to train and employ people with mental health or cognitive disabilities, by providing ‘cups of joy’ for their staff.
Profits from the products will be directly reinvested in the opening of new café-restaurants. By drinking Café Joyeux, Facilitess is enabling people with disabilities to regain their confidence and integrate into the workplace.
Testimonials from Armonia employees
Côme & Oxila
"I have been working at Côme for 5 years. After a long period of absence due to my health problems, my manager has proven himself to be an excellent listener. Thanks to the Handisolidaires mission, I was able to get advice and help with the administrative procedures to complete my application to the MDPH ( The Departmental Office for disabled persons in Paris). This personalised assistance and support helped me regain my confidence and helped facilitate my return to the workplace."
Geneviève, General Services Officer
"Hello, my name is Elliot, I am 20 years old and I have a professional baccalaureate in NRC (Negotiation and Customer Relations). Today, I was able to meet the Armonia Group, in particular the Oxila company and the Phone Régie company, to find out more about the hospitality and assistant activities. I was able to follow two Oxila employees for half a day in their positions as assistants in a consultancy firm. These activities are incredibly versatile, accessible and rich in human contact. I really appreciated the opportunity to share and discover at your side. Thank you very much for your hospitality".
Elliot, ‘Discovery’ Internship