5th European eAccessibility Forum
Benefits and costs of e-accessibility

28/03/2011, 9:00 - 18:00
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - 30 Avenue Corentin Cariou 75019 - Paris, France

 
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Accessibility serving e-recrutement

Sébastien Delorme (Paris, France)
Atalan

Speaker's information


Photo Sébastien Delorme

Sébastien Delorme is an expert and a consultant at Atalan (www.atalan.fr), one of France's major consulting firm specialized in e-Accessibility and disability. He works on consulting and assistance missions for large company such as Areva, Lafargue, Société Générale, LVMH, SFR or SNCF. 

He is also technical project head for the AcceDe project, a projet focused on PDF docs accessibility (www.accede.info)

 

Summary


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E-recruitment consists of ICT use in recruiting processes. Sébastien Delorme’s focus on e-recruitment is based on a simple fact: 69% of French largest corporations have a recruitment page on the Web. Understanding how to implement a profitable process into the dialog on e-recruitment pages between accessibility experts and firms is thus an important way to reduce accessibility costs and to allow disabled persons to access the job market.

Accessibility of e-recruitment pages depends heavily on legal requirements. French law asks every firm of more than 20 employees to recruit at least 6% of disabled persons. Accessibility of these pages is also a way to promote the firm social responsibility, to valorize its brand and to give a wider audience to its job offers.

For instance, BNP Paribas, first firm to communicate on the accessibility of its recruitment pages, has detailed e-accessibility benefits: increased satisfaction of its Web users, better conviviality, better visibility and editorial productivity gains.

E-recruitment pages are generally conceived with the help of specific softwares developped independently from the website. Generally, specialized editors are in charge of these Web pages. The externalization process of these Web interfaces is beneficial to an uniform approach and thus, allows a faster deployment of e-accessibility as soon as it is taken into account by editors. Small editors and specialized editors are in general more interested in accessibility implementation since it can give them a marketing edge.

E-recruitment accessibility implies several converging paramaters in favor of disabled persons inclusion : legal requirements, Web popularity and editorial productivity gains constitute together a positive trend, which is beneficiary for the firm and equal opportunity promotion.

To conclude, implementing accessibility in e-recruitment pages is an important benefit from a business point of view as well as from a social and societal perspective.

Sébastien Delorme's slides and their comments are available on line here :

http://ideance.net/publications/accessibilite-erecrutement.html

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