Inclusive Hiring

Dean Askin, Communications StrategistFiled under In the News, Disability Awareness and Confidence, Inclusive Hiring A new RBC Economics report published July 12 is the latest reinforcement that businesses must access the disability talent pool to remain successful down the road. The report notes some key things in 2021 that are affecting the labour shortage in…

Virtual reality (VR) is mostly known as the realm of gamers. But now — in Ontario, at least — it’s about to burst on the scene in the disability employment sector.

And it’s kind of neat that the employment service provider behind the development of this VR training application, is one of ODEN’s members.

Career Services of Brockville’s Cynthia Sparring and Chad Noonan talk about their vision, and why winning a grant and bringing VR technology to disability employment training is so important.

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The global coronavirus pandemic has rapidly changed the workplace; swiftly broken down some myths and misconceptions about disability that have lingered for decades; smashed some perceived barriers to employment for people who have a disability; and sparked more conversation about the business benefits of inclusive hiring. Inclusive hiring drives success on many levels in businesses….

Disabled woman as an architect in a wheelchair with blueprint together with engineers

As we covered in part one of this series, disability inclusion, or disability-inclusive hiring, is a powerful thing. It’s a practice that has a lot of business benefits when it’s approached the right way — intentionally, that is. One of the key steps — the first, arguably — is making sure disability is included in…

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Any business owner or hiring manager wants to make sure they hire the best-qualified person for the job who’s the right “match” when they are recruiting talent. That’s because the entire recruiting process is a significant investment of time and money. These days, most recruiting happens online. For businesses, posting career opportunities online is a…

When you’re looking for qualified people to join your business, how accessible is your recruiting process? Think about this for a minute. In 2006, the United Nations adopted the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It internationally established accessibility as a basic human right for “all persons with all types of disabilities.” And…

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