v-shesh is a social enterprise         that connects organisations with rural markets and                                 ...
Context•   About v- shesh•   Disability & employment – relevance•   Business proposition in hiring differently-abled•   Ho...
About v-shesh• We serve             » Educated, first time job seeker in rural / non-metros             » Differently-able...
Why consider hiring differently-abled• Disabled in India (2001)           » 20+mln (2001 census) (2.13% of population); 70...
Clear business proposition• Productivity and effectiveness             » As productive (or more) in some processes        ...
Diff. abled in IT Positions (Source: Enable India)           •Programmer           •Production Support           •Service ...
POSITIONS                             ITES Positions (Enable India)           •BPO non voice executive           •Telemark...
POSITIONS             Shared services Positions (Enable India)         •HR executive         •Trainer         •Finance Exe...
Some recent work @ v-shesh Chennai HI – BPO batch           HI – Café Coffee Day batch HI – Flextronics batch    HI – Café...
How does it work?• Mapping employer’s requirements             » Identify positions for PwD, map requirements & develop JD...
Client team• Rashi Soman                »   7 years of development sector experience, working with disadvantaged          ...
Next steps: Getting started1. Discussions and agreement on engagement terms             1. Information on identified jobs ...
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  1. 1. v-shesh is a social enterprise that connects organisations with rural markets and v-shesh educated first time livelihood seekers with opportunities opportunity to ambition Enabling diversity at Work Place Hiring People with DisabilitiesP Rajasekharan Rashi Soman Shashaank Awasthiraja@v-shesh.com rashi@v-shesh.com shashaank@v-shesh.com
  2. 2. Context• About v- shesh• Disability & employment – relevance• Business proposition in hiring differently-abled• How does it work?• Getting started » Who are we working with? » Next steps
  3. 3. About v-shesh• We serve » Educated, first time job seeker in rural / non-metros » Differently-abled youth across all geographies » Women and other disadvantaged livelihood seekers• Services to clients » Employment services - provide staffing, training s and sensitization services » Market access services - connect organizations with rural market• People » Founders (3) - Business/ sector leaders at JICA, ABN AMRO, TVS Group » Team members (20) - prior experience at Citigroup, NIIT, Fullerton etc » Advisors - board level experience at institutions like India Post, ITC » Livelihood centers – Chennai, Varanasi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar; Mumbai, Bglr » Partner networks pan-India
  4. 4. Why consider hiring differently-abled• Disabled in India (2001) » 20+mln (2001 census) (2.13% of population); 70+ mln (WHO)• Employment of disabled population » Public sector - 0.54% of the disabled » Private sector - 0.28% » MNCs - 0.05%• Value proposition » Disabled are as productive in certain job functions & more stable » As equal opportunity employers, attract better talent & widen base » Positive rub-off on other employees, customers, stakeholders » Fiscal benefits (Provident Fund contribution subsidized)
  5. 5. Clear business proposition• Productivity and effectiveness » As productive (or more) in some processes • Visual impaired for transcription/ Hearing impaired for back office positions » Hungry for opportunities less churn since they are stable as employees » Surveys reflect that attendance of disabled is often better » Enhances diversity and creates healthy working environment• Cost implications » Some minor changes at work place and in on-boarding process » Subsidy from Government re employers contribution to PF• Diversify talent pool base » By working with a set of committed institutions
  6. 6. Diff. abled in IT Positions (Source: Enable India) •Programmer •Production Support •Service Coordinator •Tester •Graphic Designer IBM programmer (blind)Aztec Programmer (physically disabled) IBM Service coordinator (physically disabled)
  7. 7. POSITIONS ITES Positions (Enable India) •BPO non voice executive •Telemarketing Executive •Help desk executive •Medical Transcriptionist •Verifier@BPO Accenture BPO executive (Hearing impaired)Teamlease back office execs (hearing impaired) CBAY Medical transcriptionist (blind)
  8. 8. POSITIONS Shared services Positions (Enable India) •HR executive •Trainer •Finance Executive •Training Coordinator Sasken Training coordinator (blind) People equity HR consultant (blind) IBM finance exec (low vision)
  9. 9. Some recent work @ v-shesh Chennai HI – BPO batch HI – Café Coffee Day batch HI – Flextronics batch HI – Café Coffee Day batch
  10. 10. How does it work?• Mapping employer’s requirements » Identify positions for PwD, map requirements & develop JD• Reach out to a suitable pool » v-shesh mobilizes, identifies and pre-screens suitable candidates » Counseling/ orientation session with guardians and candidates » Run tailored training programs to prepare candidates• Facilitate meeting and interview by company » Provide information about company and the job; answer questions » Facilitate interaction with and interview of shortlisted candidates » Facilitate on-boarding• Post-recruitment » Sensitization workshop » On-boarding support for initial period – arranging interpretation services, etc
  11. 11. Client team• Rashi Soman » 7 years of development sector experience, working with disadvantaged » NIIT Hole in the Wall, AMEX, » ISB, DSE » rashi@v-shesh.com ; +91-99625 78926• Shashaank Awasthi » Commercial & corporate Banking experience » Enterprise building experience » Tata Group, IDBI Bank, ABN AMRO » shashaank@v-shesh.com ; +91-98410 71043• P Rajasekharan » Development Banking, Public policy & Project finance experience » IDBI, JBIC / JICA » VJTI, NMIMS, Carnegie Mellon » raja@v-shesh.com ; +91-96000 30311• Execution Team / associates » Joseph – MSW with 5 yrs exp » Alifia – Trained counselor / sign language interpreter with 2 yrs exp » Smriti – Life skills trainer with 2 yrs exp » Network of execution support associates at various locations
  12. 12. Next steps: Getting started1. Discussions and agreement on engagement terms 1. Information on identified jobs – requirement, location, numbers, comp., 2. v-shesh’s fee: Fixed Retainer fee Variable per-hire fee 3. Signing of MoU2. Plan for program launch 1. v-shesh delivers operating plan 2. Agreement on dates for launch, phasing plan etc3. Launch, feedback, and scale-up 1. Launch Train and Hire at one location 2. Improve on delivery model based on feedback 3. Document learning; scale-up / roll-out to other locations Page 12 Confidential, for Samsung www.v-shesh.com
  13. 13. Chennai Varanasi Bhubaneswar BhopalContact www.v-shesh.comChennai - rashi@v-shesh.com 10, Nowroji RoadMumbai - supriya@v-shesh.com ChennaiBangalore - vidya@v-shesh.com +91.44.6515 3506

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