The Company also supports job retention by adapting workstations and promotes awareness-raising and training for stakeholders involved in integrating employees with disabilities.
Initiatives in 2019 included:
- “Handibio” days organized in France at the Verniolle, Saint-Vulbas, La Balme and Marcy l’Étoile sites;
- #HandibioRecrutement, a half-day “job dating” event organized by the EMEA recruitment team in France, for candidates with a two-year degree after their high-school diploma who are looking for a job, a work-study contract or an internship.
In 2019, for the first time bioMérieux France exceeded the mandatory minimum employment rate for employees with disabilities. This achievement is the outcome of several disability agreements, dedicated budgets and grass-roots work by Disability Delegates.