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Written by: Nurul Wan Faisal and Lim Qi Han In February 2021, Micron Malaysia announced that it aimed to employ and recruit 50 members with disabilities, in line with their pledge made to Valuable 500. By the end of January, Micron had already trained 36 hearing-impaired operators in its workforce and is on the way to achieving their goal. What is the Valuable 500? Micron is only one out of the 500 companies who had...
What does an ideal workplace mean to you? Undeniably, one would equate “ideal” as having a reasonable salary, a positive work culture, personal development, career growth, great perks and benefits, as well as a good employer-employee relationship. Nevertheless, it is also vital for an employee to feel safe and comfortable at the workplace. This includes all employees, both abled and differently abled. However, the...
Here are four ways employers can make workplaces more accessible and friendly for wheelchair users: Make workstation arrangements with your employee before their first day in the office. Have a conversation with a new employee about the layout of the workspace, including details about the height of the desk, before their first day on the job. Although standing desks are becoming increasingly popular at workplaces for...
  Make It Right Movement (MIRM) promotes workforce inclusivity via Special Jobs, a job portal specifically catered for Persons With Disabilities (PWD) jobseekers and corporations keen to employ PWD into their workforce. Bi-monthly Dialogue Sessions are held to provide advise and feedbacks to interested corporates on how to make their office a more disabled-friendly place and advantages of having PWD in their workplace. Mr Brian...
Muhammad Salim Harmanain has a law degree and completed his chambering four years ago which in itself is a huge achievement for him considering that he is a wheelchair user and only his left hand is fully functional. However, he is forced to put aside his ambition of working as a lawyer simply due to the lack of facilities for people with disabilities (OKU) in workplaces. For five years, Muhammad Salim, 29, who has triplegia cerebral...