BC Businesses of all sizes – small and large – are challenged in finding and keeping good employees. People with disabilities represent an important employee talent pool that is largely untapped. Hiring inclusively can also improve culture and increase retention. 90% of consumers prefer companies that employ people with disabilities. Embracing an accessible and inclusive workplace is just good business.
The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is proactive about its health and wellness efforts and has worked towards improving their return to work program. YVR has seen many benefits to a successful return to work program including: retaining experienced workers, engaged employees, better productivity, and reduced costs. This is a summary of how the program is structured and was implemented.
BC Hydro is ensuring that their leaders understand the role they play in creating a psychologically healthy working environment. With this in mind, they have made the decision to provide training to their managers around mental health and supports in the workplace. They will continue to rely on employee feedback to understand how their strategy is working.
BCLC is committed to making diversity and inclusion a priority and see great benefit in working with other business leaders in our province on this important initiative. Their board and executive team created a diversity and inclusion statement to demonstrate their commitment to diversity and wanted to share their approach with other employers.
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