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.
Vancity was undertaking a large scale system conversion that required significant resources across the organization, and additional IT resources. They were looking for skilled testers who could quickly learn a highly complex system, apply that knowledge in new functional areas, and go through testing. Not having the sufficient resources in-house, Vancity worked with Focus Professional Services to contract individuals to complete this work.
In 2017, BCAA decided to formalize its Diversity and Inclusion Program. While diversity and inclusion have always been key features of BCAA’s culture, the organization felt that a more formal program would allow for more intentional strategies and evaluation, and would support their team to do even more to attract and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
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