Great organizations strive to build a collaborative, productive, innovative workplace where all employees do their best work. Unfortunately, “diversity” and “accessibility” initiatives often unintentionally stigmatize all people by their differences (especially people with disabilities), resulting in a less effective organization for everyone.
Since 2009 Helix OpportunityTM has helped the world’s greatest organizations develop cooperative work environments that enable employees from different cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and functional abilities to thrive and work better together.
Helix Opportunity is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® and the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) to provide recertification credits toward aPHRTM, aPHRiTM, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM.
Highly effective organizations are structured to support every employee’s path to their greatest potential. This means leveraging unique strengths from the broadest backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, functional abilities, and any other differences. Consulting from Helix Opportunity can help your organization achieve harmony at work by transforming your corporate culture with an appreciative, strengths-based mindset that focuses on a bold provocative purpose stretching beyond the status quo. Strategically align and meet the functional needs of all employees by connecting them through this shared and meaningful experience.
Find out why organizations such as Northrop Grumman, McDonald’s, Wells Fargo, and the States of California, Texas, and Nevada trust Helix Opportunity to help all employees grow and thrive.We Can Help
Recruiting & Staffing
The world’s most effective organizations know that recruiting, onboarding, and supporting a highly skilled workforce is essential to success. But many have overlooked a powerful source of exceptional talent: the world’s 1.3 billion people with disabilities. These people have uniquely powerful insight into a largely untapped consumer demographic with more than $8 trillion in global purchasing power.
Despite their potential for tremendous impact, members of the disability population are twice as likely to be unemployed as other workers, in every country around the world. However, they are just as qualified to perform the highly skilled work that leading technology, financial, healthcare, education, government, industrial, and other organizations require.
To identify and recruit qualified candidates with disabilities, Helix Opportunity facilitates talent outreach leveraging international relationships with vocational rehabilitation resources, and other disability service organizations, at the local, national, or international level of the participating organization. Our systematic approach guarantees a selection of employment candidates with the knowledge, skills, abilities, strengths, interests, priorities, and concerns relevant to the positions participating organizations seek to fill across the globe.
Helix Opportunity can help you find and successfully integrate highly qualified individuals from the rich talent pool of people with disabilities. Contact us today to begin the journey to a more diverse and capable workforce.
We can also act as a contingent labor provider, where we staff qualified candidates at a participating organization while they remain our employees and we cover the responsibility of their employment.
Helix Opportunity provides every candidate with a disability that we recruit, or staff, with ongoing support services, funded by government resources, for the first 12 months of their employment. These services can include anything that will help them thrive professionally, and personally, in their new role.
HELIX RECRUITING & STAFFING SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Global STEM staffing of qualified candidates with disabilities
- No cost support resources that assist a candidate’s transition and assimilation to the workplace
- Provision of assistive technology
- Assessments to determine vocational rehabilitation needs by qualified personnel including, if appropriate, an assessment by personnel skilled in rehabilitation technology
- Vocational rehabilitation counseling and guidance, including information and support services to assist an individual in exercising informed choices
- Referral and other services necessary to assist applicants and eligible individuals to secure needed services from other agencies, including other components of the statewide workforce investment system, other government agencies, independent living centers, and local extended employment service providers
- Physical and mental restoration services
- Vocational and other training services, including personal and vocational adjustment training, books, tools, and other training materials
- Transportation expenses provided to enable participation in any vocational rehabilitation service
- Vehicle Purchase
- Vehicle modifications and repairs
- Loan Guarantees
- Additional expenses for items such as food, shelter, and clothing in excess of that individual’s normal expenses in order to participate in the assessment or receive the service
- Vocational rehabilitation services to family members, if necessary to enable the applicant or eligible individual to achieve an employment outcome
- Interpreter services, including sign language and oral interpreter services for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and tactile interpreting services for individuals who are deaf-blind provided by qualified personnel
- Reader services, rehabilitation teaching services, and orientation and mobility services for individuals who are blind
- Job-related services, including job search and placement assistance, job retention services, follow-up services, and follow-along services
- Supported employment services
- Personal assistance services
- Post-employment services
- Occupational licenses, tools, and initial stocks and supplies
- Rehabilitation technology
- Transition services
To maximize the innovation, productivity, and efficiency of a diverse workforce, it is important that all employees share an understanding and practical set of skills that lead to effective inclusion. Helix Opportunity offers a wide range of training options that include relationship building, employee relations, and neuropsychological management. We can help you develop a workplace culture that capitalizes on Harmony at Work.
COOPERATIVE UNDERSTANDING TRAINING
The Helix Opportunity Cooperative Understanding Training provides a powerful boost to any organizational team. Learn a fresh, science-based approach, to inclusion and diversity that your team can put to work immediately. The training can be delivered in person as a 2-Day workshop or on-demand online. It is broken down into six easily digestible courses:
Lesson 1: Diversity vs. Inclusion
Module 1: Diversity
Module 2: Strategically Aligning Employee Resource Groups
Module 3: Inclusion
Module 4: The Harmony of Disruption
Lesson 2: Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
Module 1: The Fundamentals of EQ
Module 2: EQ Development Techniques
Module 3: Vulnerability
Module 4: Mindfulness
Lesson 3: Mindfulness vs. Empathy
Module 1: Unintended Consequences of Empathy
Module 2: Inappropriate Praise
Module 3: Genuine Authenticity
Lesson 4: Teamwork
Module 1: Lone Rangers vs. Team Leaders
Module 2: Role Playing
Module 3: Assembling Innovative Teams
Module 4: Harmony at Work
Module 5: Relationship Building
Lesson 5: Strengths-Based Thinking
Module 1: Conducting an Appreciative Inquiry
Module 2: Appreciative Inquiry Protocol
Lesson 6: Neuropsychological Management Techniques
Module 1: Biofeedback
Module 2: Connecting with People, Places, and Things Part 1
Module 3: Connecting with People, Places, and Things Part 2
Module 4: Exercise and Holistic Healing
Module 5: Playing Games, and Priming
Module 6: Psychological Flow
We understand the complexity of living and working with disabilities, and the impact that it can have on a person or family’s quality of life, emotions, and overall well-being. Finding and navigating the piecemeal array of support services and resources that are available to help people with disabilities live meaningful lives can be a daunting, and hopeless task, regardless of what country you live in. Helix Opportunity offers Employee Assistance Program services designed to enhance the quality of life of those employees affected by disability either personally or within their immediate household.
Our Employee Assistance Program provides services designed to enhance an employee’s quality of life, along with that of their family members.
- Healthcare assistance
- Social Work/Case Management (Individual Education Program [IEP] assistance
- 504 Plan assistance
- Vocational Rehabilitation [VR] assistance
- Supplemental Security Income [SSI] assistance
- Social Security Disability [SSDI] assistance
- Family Resources
Helix Opportunity’s Apprenticeship Program strengthens a company’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives by ensuring a reliable inflow of highly-skilled candidates from the communities that it serves.
We deliver apprenticeship education for employers and also provide technical assistance to trade associations, employers, and government agencies to expand the reach of apprenticeships as a pipeline to qualified candidates with disabilities.
Unlike internships, in which individuals work for little or no money and rarely receive formal training, apprenticeships follow an earn-while-you-learn model. They are real jobs with extensive on-the-job and classroom-based learning plus wages that increase as skills are mastered. Apprenticeships are run by employers, employer associations, labor management organizations or intermediaries such as Helix Opportunity.
As an intermediary, Helix Opportunity is a convening force for apprenticeship programs. We aggregate the needs of multiple employers, design the program in collaboration with educators, launch and register the program with the state, and most importantly, support the apprentice through their journey.
Helix Opportunity’s Apprenticeship program transforms the lives of people with disabilities through employer-partner sponsored education and on-the-job learning. We provide a rigorous education program where our participants can demonstrate their ability to perform highly skilled, highly sought after, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, related jobs to employers before being hired.
High quality learning is essential for optimal performance. We deliver on our promise of skilling up an exceptional workforce by combining traditional classroom education with a practical learning component where apprentices can apply the knowledge and skills they’ve learned in real world environments.
Apprenticeship provides individuals with disabilities seeking an affordable education and livable wage jobs with the structure, motivation, and mentoring necessary to advance in their chosen career pathway. We utilize an immersive approach that includes strict behavioral standards.
Ask us about our registered digital accessibility apprenticeship program or technology-related roles.
We identify and recruit qualified candidates with disabilities based on your requirements. We can initially hire them as Helix Opportunity employees while providing them with the core skills, soft skills, and professional development training needed in your organization (funded by government resources).
This provides you with the flexibility to evaluate a candidate’s job performance, and when interested, make an offer of permanent employment. It is an exceptionally efficient and effective way to build a diverse and highly skilled workforce.
Or you can onboard them directly as your permanent employees, while we continue to provide them the same support services that we would under our staffing program.
Either way, you are guaranteed to receive the support you need to make a successful hire.Contact Us
HRCI Recertification Credits & SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs)
A commitment to lifelong learning is a critical component of the SHRM Certification program and is required for SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) credential-holders in order to maintain the credential.
Credential holders must demonstrate that they are staying current in the field and advancing their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the profession by recertifying their SHRM Certification credential every three years. Recertification can be accomplished by earning 60 professional development credits (PDCs) or by retesting within a certified individual’s 3-year recertification cycle.
Helix Opportunity is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. We can:
- Award SHRM professional development credits for any human resources or organizational development-related events you host
- Provide human resources and organizational development training that awards SHRM PDCs
- Assist your organization in receiving SHRM PDCs for internal projects that support your organizational goals and provide opportunities to advance your capabilities in the HR behavioral competency areas.
Helix Opportunity is also an approved HR Certification Institute (HRCI) provider, offering continuing education events and training that award Recertification Credits. We can:
- Award HRCI recertification credits for any human resources, or organizational development-related events you host
- Provide human resources and organizational development training that awards HRCI recertification credits.
SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs):
HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) recertification credit hours: