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.
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.
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.
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