Mumbai, India — In line with the company’s ‘Autism at Work’ global initiative, SAP Labs India announced that it is set to hire more workers on the autism spectrum some time later this year.
SAP Labs India’s initiative was launched shortly after it partnered with Denmark-based social business Specialisterne in 2013. Since then, the company has been working towards its aim to ensure that individuals with ASD will make up at least one percent of the SAP Labs’ total workforce come 2020.
In a press release, SAP India Human Resources Head Bhuvaneswar Naik told:
“Hiring people who are outside the mainstream is a reflection of our belief that a diverse and inclusive culture sparks more innovation and therefore helps us create value for ourselves and our customers.”
“Tapping a larger pool of talent also helps us to accelerate our innovation.”
The company is scheduled to start hiring again this month, and new hires are set to undergo a three-month training program shortly after their initial screening, before they are later on assigned to their respective business teams.
SAP Labs India’s incoming new hires will be assigned to different different departments mainly responsible for support and research, functional testing, as well as development.
Source: The Economic Times: Sreeradha Basu, SAP Labs India to recruit more individuals with Autism as part of global initiative