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.
In 2015, the Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR) conducted a needs assessment during their Employment Systems review. One of the recommendations presented was delivering Unconscious Bias training to their management team. They rolled out training for their managers and senior leaders and learned a great deal throughout the process.
Destination BC developed a human resources strategy that highlights how diversity and inclusion are fundamental in their commitment of building employee engagement, developing and recruiting talent, and supporting the health and wellness of all employees.
Vancity was undertaking a large scale system conversion that required significant resources across the organization, and additional IT resources. Not having the sufficient resources in-house, Vancity worked with Focus Professional Services to contract individuals to complete this work.
Be inspired by short stories and detailed case studies from organizations and individuals who are driving change and realizing the benefits of accessible employment. Learn how organizations rolled out their specific accessibility initiatives – the process, what worked, challenges faced and lessons learned.Learn More