"Diversity" is the engine Microsoft needs.We want to bring out the "potential" from a variety of talents and change society.
A key concept for Microsoft recruitment is "diversity". A homogeneous culture of people with the same talents doesn't create innovation. New possibilities are born by people of various characters, backgrounds, and careers mixing and interacting with each other. Needless to say, disabilities are irrelevant in this context. There are a number of people with disabilities who hold great potential. We want to realize this potential to create an engine that further boosts Microsoft and leads it to growth.
Microsoft's vision is "to help bring out the potential in all people and businesses in the world to the maximum". This applies to people who work for Microsoft as well. Software holds enormous power. Even if one has a disability, we want software to overcome the disability and bring out the real "potential" the person holds. We are hoping to contribute to changing society for the better by spreading this not just inside Microsoft but to the rest of the world.
Yes, what we value the most in recruiting is "potential". When we interview, we want to see what kind of motivation the person has to work rather than only seeing what the person "can do" at that point in time. We think that whether or not the person conveys this to us depends on what he or she has cultivated in life. Therefore, Microsoft is a company where anyone can apply. If you truly wish to improve yourself, we promise that Microsoft can offer you the opportunity.