Rangam placed inclusivity at the center of its brand identity and by leveraging an AI-driven tool, the company increased the number of candidates with disabilities.
By Maggie Mancini
Rangam identified that people with disabilities face several barriers in the hiring process, including limited job access, mismatched locations, and inadequate accommodations. This led to exclusion, missed opportunities, and insufficient support for these potential hires. To combat this challenge, the organization developed “TalentArbor,” an AI-based tool that gives talent acquisition teams the ability to measure the effectiveness of their recruitment strategies.
Within “TalentArbor,” there’s a job alignment indicator that is a unique assessment that matches autistic, neurodivergent, and disabled job seekers to suitable roles based on their capabilities. The location availability indicator ensures that hires are matched to job locations that are convenient and accessible. The environmental accommodation indicator is a survey tool to ensure that workplace accommodation is in place for employees with disabilities.
After implementing the AI tool, Rangam was able to tap into an expanded talent pool, resulting in a 40% increase in applications from candidates with disabilities. The company also reduced mismatch between job locations and candidates by 60% within six months, saw a 50% reduction in workplace accommodation issues, and provided metric-driven results to help support inclusive recruitment.
TalentArbor includes a dedicated platform for employee resource groups (ERGs) to support the hiring process and foster a sense of inclusion and belonging. The platform also offers a suite of tools catering to different aspects of the hiring process, from program management to community engagement. Implementing TalentArbor also helped position diversity, equity, and inclusion at the core of Rangam’s brand identity.
Rangam won the HRO Today Association’s North America Award for Best in Class: HR Technology, Mid-Market.