Building An Inclusive Culture at Atlantic Grocery Distributors

Fear of the unknown often holds organizations back from building an inclusive workforce. According to a recent report by the Institute of Corporate Productivity, preconceived concerns about hiring workers with intellectual disabilities averaged 42% higher than challenges actually experienced employing them. At Atlantic Grocery Distributors Ltd. (AGD) in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, this concern was top […]

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Wendy’s Inclusive Hires Demonstrate a Zero Percent Turnover

Visit any Wendy’s Restaurant in Prince Edward Island and you’ll find a diverse and inclusive workforce that has been part of the corporate culture for many years. “We’ve always been willing to hire anyone who wants to work. There are employees with some form of disability in every one of our restaurants,” says Mike Stargratt, […]

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Costco Hires Hundreds of “Model Employees” through Ready, Willing, and Able

Vice President of Operations, Eastern Canada at Costco Wholesale, David Skinner, never anticipated how much an inclusive workforce would enhance his company’s success and corporate culture. “The outcomes are a lot better than we could ever imagine,” says Skinner, describing the candidates Costco has hired with intellectual disabilities as generally “model employees” who over time […]

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Pacific Bolt Aligns Employee Skill with Job

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 […]

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A Star Player In the Liberty Grand Kitchen

When Ingrid Rochard, Stewardship Manager at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto, Ontario decided to hire an individual with an intellectual disability she was initially very apprehensive. “I needed someone to meet all the requirements of the job and be able to keep up with a demanding and hectic pace of a kitchen in a […]

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Workplace Diversity Pushes Deloitte Ahead of Competitors

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, […]

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