Handishare is an enterprise set up in the Lyon’s suburbs. Its members are all disabled, including the manager. Handishare has been set up in November 2011. It offers services to support local enterprises and collective functions. Concretely, Handishare takes responsibilities of activities that are often time-consuming, like administrative and documents electronic administration, phoning, recruitment help, translation, smart digitisation, etc. Service selection is numerous: Handishare works principally with big French groups, as Airbus, Black & Decker, Bouygues, Brinks, Casino, Renault, Total, etc.
While employing disabled people, Handishare enables its customers to reduce their annual disabled tax. The enterprise recruits only victims of accidents – whichever the accident was – but not people who are disabled by birth. This choice also includes the enterprise manager, who has had a serious accident in his youth and numerous health serious problems in adulthood. Handishare provides training for the hired employees so as to make them as efficient and competent as possible. This is a key challenge especially because in many cases, the profession that newly recruited people were doing before coming to Handishare was very different from the one that they are required to do. Although customers have typically a special interest for Handishare, this does not change the fact that labour market is competitive, so quality of service has to be such as to retaining customers. Beyond this profitability imperative, Handishare tries to improve the situation of the disabled within the professional environment and the society. The question of disabled people value recognition and of their dignity is central in this process. This is the reason why Handishares is specialized into the realization of intellectual tasks rather than manual work.
Handishare is the result of personal trajectories, such as the case of her Director, and of a number of employees. Each of them, for the reason linked to disability, take care of helping the organization to achieve success. There is not only an instrumental rapport that unites the whole of team, but also the will to show that each of us merits his job, and more general that disabled people, especially women, are not recognized their correct value into French society. There is this a collective energy, united with an irreproachable professionalism, that is, the force of the organization.