Good Foot Supports Inclusion for Neurodiverse Employees

Good Foot Delivery hires neurodivergent individuals as couriers. Barb Willett and Michelle Hutchinson explain the organization’s approach to employee inclusion and success.

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September 7, 2022
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How flipping the viewpoint on workplace diversity shows why it’s a ‘requirement’

Workplace diversity tends to focus on adapting – and updating – Human Resources practices. Strategic inclusion specialist Jennifer Laidlaw told a recent webinar why she believes the business case is more compelling.
August 31, 2022
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Bridging the school-to-work transition for youth

By making learning about work and how to get a job part of the education system, experts say the school-to-work transition will be easier to bridge.
August 22, 2022
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Why letting different cultures celebrate ‘who they are’ is key to workplace integration

At the latest Building Future Ready Communities event, panelist Trevor Buttrum explained why successfully integrating different cultures in the workplace is about more than just representation.
June 16, 2022

How HireNext is helping employers fill entry level positions

Hire Next is a tool from CivicAction that uses AI to help employers target entry-level talent.
May 22, 2022
A woman with a prosthetic arm talks to a male colleague and points at the screen as they work on a desktop computer.

Discover Ability Network supports job-seekers, employers to achieve inclusive employment

After years supporting employers, and connecting them with job seekers, the Discover Ability Network is about to host its first conference, the Diversity in Business ROI Conference.
May 20, 2022
Workers from multiple generations sit and stand around a desk in their office.

Latest Building Future Ready Communities event explores multigenerational workforces

The Building Future Ready Communities: Virtual Tour is a series of virtual events across all regions of Canada. Each one focuses on an issue related to the future of work.
May 12, 2022
A worker in a wheelchair and his colleague are seen in a carpenter's workshop.

Discover Ability Network connects job seekers with disabilities to inclusive employers

Discover Ability Network provide businesses with the information they need to recruit, train, and retain persons with disabilities.
May 4, 2022
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Will Ontario’s new ‘right to disconnect’ law help employees find work-life balance?

What will the right to disconnect from work mean for employers and employees in Ontario? Some businesses are already doing more to help staff find balance.
April 29, 2022
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Disability inclusion means more than accommodation

Marlena Flick discusses how the Public Policy Forum’s Access Ability Project can help employers connect research to practice when hiring and promoting persons with disabilities.
March 30, 2022
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Why more job seekers are looking for work to ‘feed the soul’

Canadian employers are attracting top talent by showing they can ‘feed the soul’ and pockets of job seekers
March 23, 2022

How work-integrated learning benefits employers in remote, rural, and northern communities

Through work-integrated learning, employers in smaller communities can offer early talent an opportunity to experience life in a rural setting without the commitment of a permanent move.
February 23, 2022
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Inclusivity can help grow your business amid labour shortages

A recent panel discussion at the Canada 360° Economic Summit looked at how employers can use untapped talent to help their businesses grow and foster inclusivity for all Canadians.
January 26, 2022
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Time to ‘double down’ on innovative future

Technology and innovation will be the “great social leveller” in a post-pandemic world to help improve equity in the workplace, say expert
December 17, 2021
A supervisor works on a computer with a work placement student wearing a hardhat and safety vest in a warehouse

New online hub lets employers ‘choose your own adventure’ with student placements

A new work-integrated learning (WIL) hub by the Business + Higher Education Roundtable designed for employers wanting to start or expand work placement programs.
November 30, 2021

Employer flexibility more important amid ‘all-out war’ for young talent, global expert says

In a keynote address and moderated conversation at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting, global strategy advisor and best-selling author Dr. Parag Khanna explains why he believes an ‘all-out war’ for young, talented workers is ‘just getting warmed up.’
May 17, 2021

How to Find and Hire a Work-Integrated Learning Student

Expert tips and advice for employers looking to hire WIL students to fill short-term employment opportunities.