Think that employees with a disability pose a bigger safety risk in the workplace than their colleagues without a disability? Think again. Research of inclusive employers has consistently found that employees with a disability typically rate average or above average on safety. And through Ready, Willing and Able employers are moving beyond the research, with […]
In just three words, Bill Howson, President at Construction Fasteners and Tools Ltd (CFT) in Saskatoon quickly describes the positive impact of having an employee with an intellectual disability as part of his team – hardworking, positive and capable.
One of the biggest barriers to inclusive hiring is the perception of exceptional costs to accommodate someone with an intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). However, a recent study of 2,000 employers by the Job Accommodation Network showed that 57% of employers reported zero additional costs from hiring an individual with an intellectual disability […]
When Ingrid Rochard, Stewardship Manager at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto, Ontario decided to hire an individual with autism she was initially very apprehensive.
As a global professional services company, Deloitte LLP is well known and highly regarded for its diversity and inclusion programs. The company has led and participated in various research studies and reports that demonstrate the business case for hiring individuals with disabilities. According to Kathy Earl, Senior Manager, Business Services and Facilities in Calgary, Alberta, […]