Hybrid Software, a Hybrid Software Group company that develops productivity software tools for the graphic arts industry, has been recognized as an Inclusive Company by Divergent.
Divergent is a Flemish government-funded and the University of Ghent-backed organization that helps people with workplace challenges to be pointed to job openings. It promotes the employment of people with occupational disabilities and strives for inclusive recruitment, job retention, and reintegration. Among its many responsibilities, Divergent also provides policy support and raises awareness among relevant stakeholders around work experience, workplace learning, and work-based learning.
‘Hybrid Software has been building on its initiative to hire competent employees with the assistance of Divergent. We are committed to engaging people in the labor market through workplace learning. We strongly believe in equal opportunity employment and being a well-balanced and socially responsible company,’ explains Guido Van der Schueren, chairman of Hybrid Software. ‘The most significant result has been that we have added very talented people to our staff, individuals who have made significant impacts on our company’s performance. We are both pleased to participate in a significant initiative as well as adding competent staff.’
‘With Divergent's help, I was able to overcome my feelings of insecurity about applying for a new job. The fact that I could start at Hybrid Software with an internship eased the pressure,’ commented one of the new Hybrid Software’s employees. ‘I received excellent coaching from the software development team of Hybrid Software. It gave me small but interesting tasks at first and gradually increased the difficulty. The team was always available for help and advice. I have learned a lot in a short time. I am happy to have become a full member of the Hybrid team.’