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2015-16 Talent-Wise Employment Charter and
Inclusive Organisations Recognition Scheme

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Enhance the Employment Opportunities of Persons with Disabilities
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Create an Inclusive Workplace
Persons with disabilities working in a hotelPersons with disabilities working in a tourism spot.Persons with disabilities operating a convenience store in a hospital.Persons with disabilities working in a restaurant.

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Background

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Objective and Contents

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Measures for Implementing the Scheme

Participating organisations of the Scheme may implement one or more measure(s) to promote the employment of persons with disabilities. Examples of the relevant measures are as follows:
  1. To introduce policies and measures to ensure equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities;
  2. To employ persons with disabilities;
  3. To publish periodically in corporate publications/publicity materials (e.g. annual reports and websites) on the number of employees with disabilities and on measures or indicators pertaining to the employment of persons with disabilities;
  4. To provide a barrier-free working environment and assistive devices for employees with disabilities to facilitate their performance of duties;
  5. To make reasonable and appropriate adjustments to the work process according to the special needs of the employees with disabilities (e.g. re-engineering the work process and place employees with disabilities in suitable jobs having regard to their disability conditions, introducing flexitime, or outsourcing suitable jobs such as graphic design, word processing and computer programming to home-based and self-employed persons with disabilities);
  6. To participate in various on-the-job training and support programmes organised by the Social Welfare Department (SWD) and/or the Labour Department (LD), or offer apprenticeship schemes or similar measures in order to provide training and job opportunities for persons with disabilities;
  7. To launch mentorship schemes or similar measures to impart knowledge and skills (e.g. bakery and handicrafts) to trainees with disabilities, or assign mentors to help new recruits with disabilities acquire job skills, adapt to the working environment and build rapport with their colleagues;
  8. To use products or services (e.g. catering and cleaning) provided by rehabilitation social enterprises and workshops, suppliers employing persons with disabilities, or self-employed persons with disabilities;
  9. To set up non-profit-making social enterprises to employ persons with disabilities;
  10. To set up simulated workplaces (e.g. hotel guest rooms for housekeeping training) in collaboration with non-governmental organisations to provide induction training for persons with disabilities;
  11. To set aside shops or stalls for social enterprises or self-employed persons with disabilities to run business or sell their products;
  12. To create new job or posts (full-time and part-time) with due consideration to the work abilities of persons with disabilities thereby enhancing their employment opportunities; and
  13. To participate in publicity and public education activities for the open employment of persons with disabilities (e.g. introducing the Scheme to members and business partners; participating in employers’ experience sharing sessions, media interviews; and production of publicity photos or videos, etc.).

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Inclusive Organisations Recognition Scheme

Participating organisations of the Scheme will be recognised as an Inclusive Organisation and awarded an Inclusive Organisation logo. The logo may be used by these organisations in their letterheads, publications and promotional materials during their participation in the Scheme to publicise the corporate social responsibility practised by these organisations.




Inclusive Organisations may choose to use any of the above Inclusive Organisation logos.

Lists of Awardee Organisations of the Innovation Award for Inclusive Organisation and the Outstanding Mentor Award for Inclusive Organisation in 2015-16

Lists of Awarded Organisations under the Scheme in 2013-14

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List of Participating Organisations

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Enrolment Form

 


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Supporting Services provided by the Government

The Government is committed to supporting persons with disabilities to ensure that they have equal access to productive and gainful employment in the open market. Despite limitations in some aspects of life, persons with disabilities do have abilities and talents that they could use to contribute to the society and achieve self-reliance.


  1. The Selective Placement Division of LD provides free recruitment and employment service for employers and job seekers with disabilities who are fit for open employment. The placement officers will conduct matching in the light of the employers’ requirements and refer suitable candidates to the employers for consideration. Placement officers will also provide follow-up services for those candidates who are employed.
    Telephone : 2852 4801 (Hong Kong) /
    2755 4835 (Kowloon) /
    2417 6190 (New Territories)

  2. The Marketing Consultancy Office (Rehabilitation) under SWD provides corporations with one-stop services to help them source the goods and services they need from rehabilitation social enterprises.
    Telephone : 2835 1933

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Government’s Financial Subsidies or Assistance

  1. Allowance for Employers
    The Work Orientation and Placement Scheme (WOPS) launched by the Selective Placement Division of LD aims to encourage employers to offer job vacancies to persons with disabilities through the provision of allowance. Under WOPS, employers will be granted an allowance for each employee with disabilities they employ if they provide appropriate training/support and appoint a mentor for such an employee, and meet other prescribed requirements.

  2. Job Attachment Allowance & Wage Subsidy
    The targets of the SWD’s On the Job Training Programme for People with Disabilities are persons with disabilities aged 15 or above, while those of the Sunnyway-On the Job Training Programme for Young People with Disabilities are persons with disabilities aged between 15 and 25 or young people in this age group with early signs of mental illness as assessed by psychiatrist. Operators of the programmes will conduct assessments and provide employment training and job-related counselling for the participants. During the job attachment period, participants who can fulfill the required attendance will be given a job attachment allowance. During the job trial period, an employer will receive a wage subsidy.

  3. Financial Incentive for Mentors of Employees with Disabilities
    To help users of subvented vocational rehabilitation services to adapt to their new jobs, the “Financial Incentive Scheme for Mentors of Employees with Disabilities" encourages employers to appoint mentors to new recruits with disabilities. The mentor will be given a one-off incentive pay.

  4. Procurement of Assistive Devices and Workplace Modifications
    To encourage employers to employ persons with disabilities, SWD has launched the Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities, which provides employers with a one-off subsidy in respect of each employee with disabilities for procurement of assistive devices and/or workplace modifications.

  5. Funding for Setting Up of Small Business
    The Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities through Small Enterprise Project under SWD aims to assist non-governmental organisations in setting up and running small businesses employing persons with disabilities so that they can secure genuine employment in a carefully planned and sympathetic working environment.

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“Talent-wise Employment” Television Series

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Activities

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Publication

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Enquiries

Thank you for browsing the website of the Scheme.

For enquiries about the Charter Scheme or other information on employment of persons with disabilities, please contact the Rehabilitation Division of LWB as follows:


Tel : 3153 4307 / 3153 4308
Fax : 2543 0486
Email : charterscheme@lwb.gov.hk



Acknowledgement: Photos in this webpage by courtesy of Hong Chi Association, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and MentalConnect Company Limited.

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Award Presentation Ceremony-cum-Experience Sharing Session 2015-16

Introduction of Special Awards to recognise Inclusive Organisations in building a barrier-free workplace


To further mobilise the community to create more internship and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, the Charter Scheme introduced the following Special Awards in 2015-16:

  • Innovation Award for Inclusive Organisation: To give due recognition to Inclusive Organisations which introduce innovative measures to enhance the employment opportunities of persons with disabilities, or implement innovative measures for establishing new posts, creating new jobs, or re-engineering work process for persons with disabilities, thereby enhancing their employment opportunities.

  • Outstanding Mentor Award for Inclusive Organisation: To give due recognition to the mentors of Inclusive Organisations who assist employees with disabilities in coping with difficulties at work and in integrating into the work team.

  • Lists of Awardee Organisations of the Innovation Award for Inclusive Organisation and the Outstanding Mentor Award for Inclusive Organisation in 2015-16

The Ceremony recognises the efforts and achievements of Inclusive Organisations in promoting the employment of persons with disabilities


The Award Presentation Ceremony of the 2015-16 Talent-Wise Employment Charter and Inclusive Organisations Recognition Scheme cum Experience Sharing Session (the Ceremony) was held on Monday, 29 February 2016 at the Conference Hall, Central Government Offices, Tamar.  At the Ceremony, the Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBS, JP together with other officiating guests presented the certificate of recognition of the Innovation Award for Inclusive Organisation and Outstanding Mentor Award for Inclusive Organisation to representatives of the 62 awardee organisations to give due recognition to organisations for their efforts in introducing innovative measures to enhance the employment opportunities of persons with disabilities and to pay tribute to outstanding mentors.  Outstanding participating organisations and employees were also invited to share their experience in promoting the employment of persons with disabilities.


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Representatives of Inclusive Organisations and guests of the Ceremony joined hands to promote the employment of persons with disabilities and create a barrier-free workplace for them.


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Opening address by the Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBS, JP


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The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBS, JP (3rd from left); Chairman of the Rehabilitation Advisory Committee (RAC), Mr Anthony Yeung Kwok-ki, JP (3rd from right); Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Miss Annie Tam Kam-lan, JP (2nd from right); Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Mr Chua Hoi-wai (2nd from right); Chairman of the Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities, Mr Benny Cheung Wai-leung (1st from right); and Chairperson of RAC Sub-committee on Employment, Mr Wilfred Wong Kam-pui, JP (1st from left), officiated the kick-off ceremony for promoting the equal employment opportunities of persons with disabilities.


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The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBS, JP (6th from left); Chairman of the Rehabilitation Advisory Committee, Mr Anthony Yeung Kwok-ki, JP (7th from left); and Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Mr Chua Hoi-wai (5th from left) presented the certificate of recognition of the Innovation Award for Inclusive Organisation to representatives of the awardee organisations.


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The Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Miss Annie Tam Kam-lan, JP (8th from left); Chairman of the Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities, Mr Benny Cheung Wai-leung (9th from left); and Chairperson of Rehabilitation Advisory Committee Sub-committee on Employment, Mr Wilfred Wong Kam-pui, JP (7th from left), presented the certificate of recognition of the Outstanding Mentor Award for Inclusive Organisation to representatives of the awardee organisations.



Showcase the good practices of promoting employment of persons with disabilities at the experience sharing session



Representatives of outstanding Inclusive Organisations and employees with disabilities were invited to share their experience in facilitating the employment of persons with disabilities at the Ceremony.  Representatives of awardee organisations of the Innovation Award for Inclusive Organisation shared with the audience the innovative measures for enhancing the employment opportunity of persons with disabilities, including setting up of a cross sectoral collaboration platform to bring together inclusive employers and a talent pool of higher education students with disabilities; creating new job suitable for persons with disabilities; as well as offering internship arrangements prior to employment. Representatives of the awardee organisations of the Outstanding Mentor Award for Inclusive Organisation shared how they helped employees with disabilities in sustaining employment, such as introducing mentoring scheme to provide ongoing training of job-related skills and emotional support for employees with disabilities; promoting the outstanding employees with disabilities as a mentor to assist other employees with disabilities in facing difficulties and challenges at workplace.  Employers highly commended the responsible, conscientious, punctual and courteous work manner of their employees with disabilities.


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Video clips on real-life employment cases of persons with disabilities of outstanding awardees were broadcast at the Ceremony. Representatives of outstanding Inclusive Organisations shared their experience in facilitating the employment of persons with disabilities.


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Representatives of three awardee organisations of the Innovation Award for Inclusive Organisation, namely Community Business Limited, Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service and the Innovation and Technology Commission, shared their experience on implementation of innovative measures to enhance the employment opportunity of persons with disabilities.


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Representatives of three awardee organisations of the Outstanding Mentor Award for Inclusive Organisation, namely Hang Yick Properties Management Limited, Po Leung Kuk and New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, shared their experience on assisting employees with disabilities in integrating into the work team.


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