Fiotec receives Brazilian Association of Human Resources (ABRH-RJ) award - Fiotec

Fiotec achieved the second place in the 43rd edition of the 2023 Ser Humano (“Human Being”) Award, by the Brazilian Association of Human Resources, on the night of November 24th. The assessment of the PSH was done by commissions comprised of ABRH-RJ, observing criteria that were pre-established by the institution and the case presented by the institution was the “Build paths: a decade of incentive to youth protagonism,” on the Young Apprentice Program.

Leandro Alves, who supervises the apprentices, says that the participation in the award was a bold challenge, as they competed with the best companies of Rio de Janeiro from all industries. “As we were completing 10 years of the Young Apprentice Program, we decided to challenge ourselves, bringing evidence on the relevance of our program that we had never seen as a legal obligation, but as building paths for the development of those young people,” he says.

The apprentice program started in 2013 and completed a decade just this year. Since then, it has undergone several changes that provided the development of apprentices so that they could contribute to the success of the organization, being responsible for developing innovative projects for change and improvement.

Christian de Oliveira, who is now in Logistics, participated in the first class of young apprentices and was present at the event. “I had the privilege of having been part of the first class of apprentices and the first hire after the end of the contract. Looking back now, I am proud to see how much the program has developed and evolved internally, taking in and changing the lives of so many young people,” he says.

According to him, from that first moment, the institution had been focused on the development of those people, who would become professionals with values and competences: “I believe that is the main ingredient for the success of the program,” he says.

The initiative aims to be in accordance with UN’s actions, such as the Global Compact and the 2030 Agenda, which is comprised of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and specific targets. The goal is to seek ways to reduce social inequalities and promote conditions for fairer and more equal societies.

Commitment to inclusion

Through the apprentice program, Fiotec also reinforces its pillar of diversity, promoting the inclusion of socioeconomically vulnerable people and disabled people. The selection process exclusive to disabled people was planned and executed in accessible and inclusive manner, providing an interpreter fluent in Brazilian Sign Language and accessibility resources to disclose the position, on the emails and stages of the selection process.

To disclose the position on the Foundation’s social media, Andreia Fonseca, coordinator of the Internal Committee of Professional Inclusion of Disabled Persons (CIIP), was invited to record the advertising video in Brazilian Sign Language, explaining the opportunity and talking about herself, being deaf. The selection process had people with diverse disabilities, which enriched and contributed to the People Management institutional team’s learning about diversity and inclusion in their recruiting and selection processes.